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By Spader

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi All,
Need a little help from you good people,I bought a nice White "Hydrangea" the other week and after all signs of frost gone planted it in my garden.
Now the problem is the white petals all have a brown edging to them,is this due to lack of feed?.If so what is best to feed this beautiful plant.




Wind damage? Not enough water? That's assuming those flowers aren't just dying off as they've finished. They don't last indefinitely......

29 May, 2011


I would think lack of water too Beattie.

Spader, these are very thirsty plants and this new plant will need weekly soakings so that its roots and the surrounding areas get thoroughly watered to a sufficient depth.
If it doesn't happen the depth of soil where its lowest roots are - it will die from drought.

29 May, 2011


Many thanks for the advice and info,It is in an open space.But must put my hands up and say that I was not watering It that much.will keep up with the water and buy some feed for It.

Again many thanks.


29 May, 2011


Make sure you get an ericaceous feed or one specially made for hydrangeas, as they do need the soil to be on the acid side. Sadly, starting watering now won't help the brown edges you already have though.

29 May, 2011


Like with people, water is more important than food.

29 May, 2011


True Beattie, I have never fed mine. I just meant get ericaceous if you are going to get one at all.

30 May, 2011

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