How to plant a hydrangea

Monty plants a new hydrangea in his garden and highlights the conditions it needs in order to thrive, in this video guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Want to add summer colour in a spot in dappled shade? Then Monty Don has the ideal plant – Hydrangea arborescens subsp. discolor ‘Sterilis’.

This compact shrub is covered in elegant creamy-white flower heads from July to September. In this short video, you’ll find out how to plant it and the conditions it prefers.