Hydrangeas

(6 Posts)
shattered77 Tue 26-May-15 15:33:55

I'm currently digging a flower bed into my front garden. I want to plant something medium sized and colourful, would hydrangeas be a good idea? The garden is very sunny, but the soil is full of clay.

shattered77 Tue 26-May-15 19:55:51

Can anyone help, please? I'm off to the garden centre tomorrow smile.

Liara Tue 26-May-15 20:03:10

Take a look at what grows well in gardens around yours. In some places hydrangeas do really well, in other places not so much.

AnguaResurgam Tue 26-May-15 20:06:06

I have clay soil and two happy hydrangeas.

shattered77 Tue 26-May-15 20:15:49

Thanks! Just checking I wasn't making a total error!

StaceyAndTracey Wed 27-May-15 00:00:06

Hydrangeas are usually woodland plants and like semi shade and some moisture .does you clay soil dry out and go rock hard in the summer ? If so they won't be happy .

Is it acid or alkali , because that can affect the colour of the flowers?

I garden on clay and also have happy hydrangeas , but it's moist clay with lots of organic materialsnd some shade and it's not very hot here

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