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My Hebe Great Orme was brought from Brussels where the flowers were a strong pink colour. The cuttings from this plant, although flourishing well here in my garden in Aberdeen, have a pale mauve colour flower. Can I add anything to the soil to bring the flowers back to the original pink? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.



You could try digging in some lime into the soil around it to make soil more alkaline? Don't let the lime touch the plant, though.

19 Aug, 2011


Thanks Ojibway, I'll give it a try. In my grandmother's time, they stuck rusty nails into the ground !

20 Aug, 2011


Yes, I've heard that, but I think that was for turning pink to blue, but I might be wrong. I have the same problem with a hydrangea, only the other way round. I bought it blue and it has gone mauve. And, by the way, I'm pleased to see someone else on the site from Aberdeenshire.

20 Aug, 2011

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