The hydrangea

Following the lovely display of flowers on  the hydrangea during last summer and autumn I moved the pot to a more sheltered spot next to the shed for the winter.  I left the flowers and leaves to turn brown but didn’t prune them as my mum always left hers then did it in the spring once new growth had appeared.

I was having a potter round  on Saturday and when I moved aside the flower heads was pleased to see this

I shall prune and feed it once the weather warms up a bit so that, hopefully, come the summer it will give another fine display like this


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14 Responses to The hydrangea

  1. Jo says:

    I made the mistake of pruning mine when the flowers had died and I ended up with a very poor display the following year, so you’ve done the right thing. Your’s is a very vivid pink.

  2. nikkipolani says:

    Well worth the TLC you give it, Flighty. Such a nice clear pink.

  3. louise says:

    Hydrangeas certainly give good value for money. I must say I have taken the spent blooms off mine at different times in the season, and the plant gives as many flowers either way. x

  4. Doris says:

    What a lovely close-up picture! I could almost reach out and touch those beautiful blossoms.

  5. Carrie says:

    Oh fab!! What a lovely sight to behold. I noticed new growth on our rhuburb and it made me giggle.
    Your picture is gorgeous, I look forward to more vivid pink later in the year xxx

  6. that is so exciting to see the first peeks of green!!

  7. glo says:

    Isn’t it exciting to discover those new shoots? It’s like finding treasure! I must check out my hydrangeas and see if I can find the promise of new blooms. Hydrangeas are special ~ Yours is a beautiful pink!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo yes it certainly is, and I hope that you find new growth on yours as well!
      They are one of my favourites regardless of colour, although I do like the white ones best. xx

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