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Giggsie | 21:19 Sat 22nd Jun 2019 | Home & Garden
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Gardeners how can I encourage my hydrangeas to flower? I have 6 of them 3 have flowers coming on but 3 have nothing again this year.

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Think you need to check soil condition and Ph level.
Maybe some answers here if you know variety you have.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/hydrangea/shrubby/growing-guide
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Thank you tonyV good read
No probs Giggsie it is my first place to look at for plant advice.
they are greedy plants. make sure you water and feed them well.
I can't give you any advice other than to tell you that my shady border is filled with the Lace Cap Hydrangeas, and it really is shady. I do water them well, not very good at feeding them, I leave the dead heads on all winter to protect them from frost until the fresh shoots start to show in the spring. Then I chop the heads off. I must be doing something right because they look glorious at the moment. So I don't know if any of that helps you but good luck.
Sounds like you are doing everything right Ladybirder
Even I must get things right sometimes Tony:-)
Yes you are spot on.
I think we need to know if they ever flowered in the past and what kind of pruning you did if any. Flowers form on previous year's growth.
Good point Prudie.
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Yes they did all flower last year and I left flowers on until the springtime before cutting back. They are not nearly out in flower yet but they are there on 3 only. Let’s hope more come but interesting help from you all thanks for that. Always good to get others opinions.
Giggsie make sure you cut only the dead heads off next year, and not any new growth. I look forward to you telling us you have loads of flowers next year.
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Thank you ladybirder I hope so too. Did think I pruned right but maybe no. Need to try harder get it right next year.

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