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hydranger help

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 09:01

As you say Fairygirl, some of the best things like shade.....I do too 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hydranger help

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 00:41

If your plants are doing well in the sun then leave well alone.  However, moisture and semi shade ...for me...are what hydrangeas like.   Full shade?  No. 

I think too,,that if the soil is good, rich and moisture retentive, hydrangeas will grow well in the sun.  

 

Dahlia losing it's flame

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:04

Oops!  Forgot. 

its been a busy...if at times frustrating ...day today.  Trying to sort my niece"s ,broadband and I've now managed to secure the services of one,of the managers(manageress) who is now personally handling the case.  She even calls me now.  It's all about open reach....the best ad for not having a monopoly.  It's taken 9 months to get new line and their sheer incompetence is mind blowing   I've been angry,,tactful, pleading, demanding, forceful, ??ou name it, but it's two steps forward and one back each time.  It just needs the line activating now and,,although they have signed the job,off as completed, there is no working phone line   However, I will get,compensation when the work is done  ......oops sorry.  Bit of a rant there 

Got some plants moved, cut down and cuttings potted up.  Don't really think to take photo.  I'm always on the go one way or another. .even a bit hyper I guess.  I've posted a few photos and don't want to outstay my welcome but will look to photo something James 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 19:49

Stacey....you part of our wonderful postal service?  

I might make the papers again this week.....

hydranger help

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:41

No,  don't move it to sunnier position Steve.  Is the site dry, as Dove said?  Hydrangeas simply will not grow well in dry soils.

I would feed it with a granular organic fed now and scratch it well into the soil.  Mound up surrounding soil to create a "basin" around the root space and water well.  Water again and let it drain.  Then a thick mulch a couple of inches thick (don't do it right up against the main stem) 

Keep it reasonably moist, at  least, next year then I think if will be fine.

Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 17:50

.........oh, romana....welcome to,the forum 

Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 17:49

Hiya Romana

Two more things first

Test your soil.  Get a (it's very cheap) soil test kit ...measures PH of the soil.  It tests whether your soil is acid or alkaline.  This really is very important as it determines what you can and can't grow.

Second, does your soil drain well or does it hold pools of water?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 17:25

Mrs garden.,  looks great 

How about putting carex testacea among your Heucheras?  It's lovely olive colour, evergreen and contrast with those plants? Grasses/sedges look great with solar lights!   I know not everyone likes grasses tho! 

Idea's please on my little plot

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:05

Hiya Coys.

Well, I have had nelly moser flowering from spring to summer but I think the best and easiest way is to cut the plant fairly hard back in late winter.  Tie in the main stems to trellis, wires etc.  no, I don't think it will look "messy" and is quite easy to manage.

Laying in the bath plotting...

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 14:57

If they have filled those pots get them into bigger ones.  Do it ASAP. I often buy a few more,from GC in the early spring that are in 9 cm pots.  I immediately,pot them in 1 litre pots and the growth is amazingly quick at that time of the year.  

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