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Magical festive hydrangea

Gardening 3 months ago

They can start as indoor plants before being planted out


17 Nov 2020
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Magical festive hydrangea

bouquet of red roses and hydrangea fresh flowers in white bucket on dark wooden table. retro filter, copy space. Picture: iStock

The festive season countdown has started and Christmas roses (Hydrangea macrophylla) are leading the charge with flower heads that are huge, festive and dramatic. For years I had a hydrangea in a large container in the garden, but mostly forgot to water it. The leaves drooped accusingly, it sulked and withheld its flowers. Then I repotted it, moved it to a shadier place, watered more regularly and suddenly it produced huge snow-white blooms. Now that hydrangeas are back in favour (with me), it is easier to give them credit as one of the showiest solutions for shady gardens. They’re fast...

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