5 Review (s)

  1. Larisa IVANOVA, plant collector, Moscow.

    Wintering hydrangeas in the basement

    I once gave large-leaved hydrangeas planted in pots an experimental winter in the basement.
    All winter there was one "duty" fluorescent lamp working around the clock, then the second was connected. At the end of February, the buds covered with mold were already waking up, and at the end of April the first buds appeared (at a temperature of +5 degrees). In May, after the return frosts, it took out the hydrangeas from the basement very weak.
    I realized that they lacked the light. The next year, starting from mid-February, two more lamps were added every month to one fluorescent lamp: by May, 7 lamps were working for the length of daylight hours (an electronic timer was connected). And it paid off: twigs and buds became stronger, mold no longer appeared. I watered all winter once a week, and applied fertilizer only at the end of April.
    And now hydrangeas have been delighting us with their flowering for several years from the end of May to September.

    Hydrangea cultivation - fertilizer, wintering and care

  2. Marina Egorova, Moscow

    With difficulty, but acquired a few years ago serrated hydrangea. And at the same time she did not find either her wintering in our territories, or her requirements. Studied the nature of the beauty during the conversation, watching her from spring until late autumn.
    Planted a two-year-old seedling in August and late autumn, just in case, put around cardboard sheets. She put a thick band of spandbands on top. But so that the plant could breathe. I did not do it in vain, because the frosts lasted several days to -26 degrees. Not only does the hydrangea serrate in winter not so good, and it blooms on last year's shoots, which need to be preserved. Fortunately, she survived the first winter safely. The shoots are preserved, and in the spring I cut them a little. For hydrangeas, this is important.

    Loves, like all her sisters, watering, but does not stand the stagnation of water and the high standing of the groundwater. Therefore, when planting good drainage is required. Poorly tolerates stagnant moisture in the spring. Its roots are mainly in the upper layers of the soil (30-40 cm), so even with short flooding they can not tolerate.
    In August small inflorescences have already formed on the bush. Of course, I did not allow them to bloom and plucked, so that the plant does not waste their strength, but builds up the root system. Although in our climate this type of hydrangea reaches a height of no more than 1-1,2 m.
    When planting, also took into account that all hydrangeas like to eat, and put in the pit a decomposed compost, reparted manure, leaf hum, peat (1: 1: 1: 1) and a little coniferous litter. As it turned out, my pet prefers weakly acidic soil (pH 4,5-6), but it grows well both on neutral and slightly alkaline.

  3. Svetlana Trasenko, city of Kaluga

    I could write a lot about my favorite shrub, but I will try to tell the main thing about hydrangea briefly. So, the best place to plant hydrangeas is a garden corner with light partial shade protected from the wind.

    In a sunny place it is necessary to water it abundantly, and in the shade, flowering is delayed, inflorescences become smaller and lose their brightness. Planting and transplanting hydrangeas is recommended in early spring, in April. I do so. The optimal soil mixture is leaf, turf, peat and sand, taken in equal amounts.

  4. Raisa

    No, this is not a disease, so really the hydrangea is affected by ashes. For normal growth and development, this plant needs acid soil. Ashes, you performed liming, which is contraindicated in the cultivation of this culture.

  5. a guest

    This year under the hydrangea bush I brought in a little ash, after a while on the leaves appeared brown spots. Could this be due to ash or is it some sort of disease?


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