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By Zola

United Kingdom Gb

My hyderangea has been beautiful for years, but the last two years it has been nearly all leaf and only a couple of blooms, i prune it, so what do you think is wrong



have you changed the way you prune it?
they flower on last years wood, so if you cut too far down you will lose the flowers.

24 May, 2011


As I asked before, when did you prune it?

24 May, 2011


As previous replies have said, are you pruning out the wood that carries the flowers? They should be cut back in spring when the new growth starts, cutting to the top shoot under each old flower. You can also cut out some of the old wood completely if it is getting congested or too sprawling. I also give a general feed and a mulch of garden compost at pruning time

24 May, 2011


Thanks for your comments, i did prune a bit harshly and i think from your answers i pruned at wrong time, can i get it back to its former glory or have i lost it

25 May, 2011


No you haven't lost it. Just bear in mind what Andrew said for next year. It will probably flower OK next year if you leave it alone for a season.

25 May, 2011

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