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Leek Post & Times - - YOUR GARDEN -

QI have a hy­drangea plant that I brought up as a cut­ting from Bris­tol to the High­lands in Scot­land over 13 years ago!

It grows re­ally well, all nice and green and healthy, but it will just not flower.

I’m quite sen­ti­men­tal about this plant and don’t want it to die and would love it to pro­duce flow­ers.

What am I do­ing wrong?

Julie Smith

ACom­mon causes of hy­drangeas not flow­er­ing are in­cor­rect prun­ing or buds dry­ing out in sum­mer.

Very cold weather in spring can also dam­age the buds so I’m won­der­ing if this could be the case with you as Nethy Bridge is so far north.

If this is so, you might try wrap­ping up your plant for win­ter with some hor­ti­cul­tural fleece and see if this makes a dif­fer­ence to it. Good luck!

Flow­er­ing hy­drangeas

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