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By Davey67

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what soil do i use for hydrangea !!



In a pot or are you planting them in the garden?

29 Mar, 2011


So far as I know, hydrangeas will grow in any reasonable soil, but the colour varies with the pH and the amount of aluminium in it. If your soil is acid you'll get one colour and if it's neutral/alkaline you'll get another. The colours vary with the variety of the plant.

When I was a child we had a pet guinea pig. When he died he was buried under a pink hydrangea and the colour of the flowers changed over several years on that side of the bush. Did his little body contain aluminium? It seems unlikely. Did he change the pH of that bit of soil?

29 Mar, 2011


If you're putting it in a pot, multi purpose or John Innes No. 2 or a mix of the two - unless it's a blue hydrangea, in which case, use ericaceous compost.

29 Mar, 2011

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