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Snowball bush/hydrangea

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:04

Ok will do, thanks.

Snowball bush/hydrangea

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:30

Ha ha. Thanks to all for your help (and the entertainment). Think I'll take it back by half now As to be honest it's taking over a bit. 

Snowball bush/hydrangea

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 15:55


Sorry, pressed send too soon.

Snowball bush/hydrangea

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 15:30

I was sold this plant as a "snowball bush" about ten years ago. It grew to about five foot but never flowered. Suddenly, this year it grew about another two foot and flowered for the first time. However, it appears to be an hydrangea and not a snowball bush, am I right? Unfortunately now that the flowers are dying off something is eating the leaves, some of them are practically skeletal. it has some old and some new growth. should I cut it back now, can I treat it in anyway. HELP

Non flowering hydrangeas

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 11:03

Thanks, will try that, I suspect it's the soil as the first two plants have not grown very tall, only about 18" maybe because clay soil not aerated properly. assuming the same applys to a snowball bush which has also never flowered, it's in the same bed.

Non flowering hydrangeas

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:24

Thanks for replies. I pruned the first one some years ago but was advised not to so have never pruned any of them since. I hardly ever feed them as was told they are easy to grow but at beginning of season I have fed with fish blood and bone or chicken pellets. Soil is clay.

Non flowering hydrangeas

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:49

About ten years ago I planted a mophead Hydrangea which has never flowered despite being smothered in flowers when I bought it. About five years ago i tried another mophead but this never gets more than three flowers. I thought it might be the soil so Last year I bought another and decided to leave it in the pot it came in, it was smothered in flowers at the time ...... but guess what that hasn't flowered either, not a single one. I'm totally baffled as I love them so much. Any ideas?

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 17:49

Just joined the site, this is great. Yes, definitely an aquilegia. As your previous adivce says, they self seed but wont take over so enjoy! Pop up in odd places but lovely. When the flowers die off tip it (the flower) upside down and you will get a handful of seeds all for free - as gardengirl6 said.

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