Cambs, United Kingdom
The other day the receptionist at a dental clinic asked me about her Hydrangea as it is not flowering apparently. She said she bought it last year & planted it into a big pot on her terrace at home. She said she had a magnificent display but this year only a very few flowers. She’d fed it with Growmore & wondered if that might have been the cause of it’s not flowering.
I told her, in a pot as big as she had used, I doubted it would have caused it not to flower – unless she’d applied so much that it burnt the roots! Something I doubt as well. Then I asked her if she had cut off the flowerheads low down on the stems but she said she only cut off the dead heads but not low down. As for timing, I thought might have been an issue too, the buds might have got frosted if she did it early. She told me that a man who lived a few houses down the road from her had some really enormous plants in his garden & when she saw him pruning his she did the same.
I didn’t know what else to tell her other than to water them with liquid fertilizer, like that used for roses or tomatoes & to follow carefully the instructions on the bottle. She said she would do that & hope they flower next year.
Anyone have any ideas as to what might make a Hydrangea not flower?
On plant Hydrangea
- 24 Nov, 2011
Hydrangea Paniculata 'Limelight (Pbr)' (Hydrangea)
£34.99 at Crocus
Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Zambia' (Black Steel Hydrangea)
£27.99 at Crocus