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jellyjelly Fri 17-Oct-08 20:23:49

Sorry i cant spell it. Is now the right time to buy oe to plant in the garden or shall i leave it.? I really want to have one but dont know when to buy one.

any advice appreciated. jelly

Bienchen Sat 18-Oct-08 21:21:46

Now is generally a good time to move plants, so you should be ok.

SalVolatile Fri 24-Oct-08 22:09:09

Yes, planting now is fine unless there are a lot of frosts forecast! Put A LOT of well rotted manure/compost in at the same time as hydrangeas are very very greedy feeders. If you are choosing a shrub hydrangea, the usual rule is to plant them on the sunny side of a shady border if that makes sense smile

SalVolatile Fri 24-Oct-08 22:10:41

Oh yes, and never, ever prune old flower heads off until last frosts have more or less passed, even if you see it budding. Then prune back to a pair of buds ( a single bud will be a leaf, a pair will produce a flowerhead).

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