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hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:28

 looks a bit sad now....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:26


i dug him up and found the soil around the roots to be very dry considering i watered it loads yesterday and its bee very wet here anyway. I removed 30-40% of the dry soil and pushed my fingers through a few times. Dunked it many time in water and then left it in water for 1/2 hour. I loosened the soil in the hole and added some stones then replanted.I notice water runs away from it as its on a slight hill so i burried a pot 1/2 the depth of the roots in front. i trimmed the flowers down to the next leaf node but left the dead looking leaves on as they still seem moist.

Hope it works.....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:17

Good stuff.

I knew you weren't the froggy one....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:12

would it be better to dig it out tonight and soak over night in a bucket, then work on the roots tomorrow????

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:54

That's OK. im free tomorrow and i don't mind digging. the garden centre should have told me this, they know im a novice....

I like your avatar Fairygirl.....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:47

i assume once out ill just gently separate roots from the ball, removing soil.

i will loosen all soil in hole, put in and water again.

Any other tips??????

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:44


Iv watered heavily but its to late tonight to dig it out, ill do that tomorrow.Hopefully it will last till then....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:33

I defiantly soaked it but i didn't really look at it. The shop is good though so im sure they will have looked after it before. The hose is on it now.....shall i feed it with Tom food??

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:18


Ill do that now. It rained all day yesterday though...but ill do it. I have tomato feed shall i use?? shall i get rid of all the dead leaves???

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:13

 Heres another pic....

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