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Hydrangea problems: the expert responds on hydrangea diseases

Hydrangea problems: the expert responds on hydrangea diseases


THE AGRONOMIST ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR PLANTS

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE FLOWERS OF MY HORTENSE SHOULD BE CUT

QUESTION FROM GIANFRANCO

I own a hydrangea with pink flowers in garden I would like to know if the flowers (which have been there for a few months) that are fading should be cut to ensure that the flowering continues or left on the plant.

Thanks so much

Gianfranco of Ancona

AGRONOM ANSWERS

Dear Gianfranco,

you are right to want a second bloom for your hydrangea, considering the beautiful flowers with which it delights us. But I have to give you some bad news. There is no possibility of a second flowering. You will have to wait until next year.

Once it has faded, it removes the flowers by cutting off the flower stem. It is always a good idea to remove the dead parts of the plants because they can become a basin for parasitic attacks, especially fungal ones.

In September, when your hydrangea is losing its leaves, prune it quite vigorously by cutting the branches and leaving a couple of buds per branch and ... wait patiently.

For any further clarification, write to me.

Good day.


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