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How can I stop my hydranger from growing ginormous? Each year I give it a healthy cut down, the following year it's bigger than ever - but with no flower heads of course! A small, 1 mtr round bush would do nicely, and covered in flowers - that's what I would like! Suppose it's in the wrong place, and I should let it become blooming enormous in peace?



'Fraid so, Anne - either that or get it out and replace with a smaller version of Hydrangea, there are smaller ones available. If you want to cut back hard, just take half the bush and leave the rest, so if its overhanging a path, for instance, just take out the front section, leaving the tops at the back, which may then flower. Doesn't look a great shape, admittedly, but is a sort of solution to your problem.

26 Aug, 2010

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