I have a well established hydrangea in my garden, we moved in a few years ago and am just getting to tackle it. It's lovely but underneath and around it there are thousands of bulb flowering plants. I have started digging them up to give the hydrangea some space but I'm wondering how much I am damaging the hydrangea. I can't leave them there as it looks a mess. How hardy will the hydrangea be?
Wauden, the problem is that leaving the bulbs there looks really messy and is stopping me getting to the well established weeds that are also entrenched. Hmm I might try taking them out bit by bit and seeing how they go.
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Greenelephant that makes sense, I think then that the bulbs that are too ingrained I might just have to keep cutting down till they lose interest. Thank you, although I am slightly disappointed by the lack of terrorist subterfuge in your original post 🤣
It's nice to leave the plants under shrubs for the wild life, hedgehogs etc. they need to be able to move through undergrowth. They have managed to eat almost all the slugs and snails in my garden, so I keep the 'edges' for them. I feed them leftover cat food. Oh my hydrangeas are happy too.
Yes as greenelephant says put a mulch down and relax !!