What has happened to my new hydrangea paniculata?
Sussex, United Kingdom
I bought a new 'Vanille-Fraise' hydrangea about 3 weeks ago. I've noticed that the leaves have become brown and shrivelled, and look as if they might die. The white 'heads' however still look healthy. I planted it about 18" from a wall and used rose/shrub compost and bonemeal in the backfill. It looks like it need water, but I have been giving it plenty. Maybe it hasn't liked the recent heatwave, or perhaps I've planted it too close to the wall. Any suggestions?
- 5 Jul, 2009