Latest posts by Verdun

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:44

I am but a simple cornishman Lyn.   Can't wait for dreckly though 


Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:42

Pass on my birthday wishes to your OH Hosta. ,have fun 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:41

still warm here 

Straight to curved

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:39

Sounds superb Lou 

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:38

There is no issue about new or old wood with paniculatas Yvie.  25 cm, 30 cm whatever it will be fine. 

Berghill, which is your favourite PG ?   I considered Phantom?  Differenf or much the same?

mine were pruned in autumn but anytime up to next couple of weeks is fine.  Now is good 

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 18:33

Victoria ,,spend a little more to get a bigger plant to make an impact this year. My limelight is in its second year yet made an impressive sight to .4 or 5' last summer 

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 16:30

White for much of the summer but subtle change to lime lster...I did post pictures last summer.

pG's are more tolerant of sun and soil (moisture) 

Straight to curved

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 16:27

Walk with the mower to judge a comfortable curve

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 16:19

Yvie.    Simples 

cut to the ground, part way or leave it will flower regardless this summer.  I cut to 30 cm or so from the base...this provides large flowers on stocky wood.

left alone it will grow tall but bramches will tend to droop 

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:12

I like the paniculatas Victoria   I grow Limelight and Kyushu, two very different sorts.  Limelight has huge white flowers turning slightly pale green in late summer.  A stunner.  Kyushu is smaller, more subtle, more open flowers and white.

Pruning makes a difference to the "tidyness" of PG's......pruning to a couple of feet from the ground produces good results but you can prune to the ground or leave alone  to produce very large shrubs 

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