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Make sure you avoid these mistakes when caring for hydrangeas - otherwise the flowers will turn out poorly


Hydrangeas are an eye-catcher in every garden. To ensure that it stays that way in the years to come, however, you should avoid typical mistakes in maintenance.

Hydrangeas are an eye-catcher in every garden.

To ensure that it stays that way in the years to come, however, you should avoid typical mistakes in maintenance.

They shine in strong blue, delicate pink or delicate white - but incorrect care can quickly make the hydrangea flowers miserable.

We will show you what you absolutely have to pay attention to in order to get the best out of your ornamental shrubs in the future.

Caring for hydrangeas properly: Don't water too little

The hydrangeas are one of the thirstiest plants you can grow in the garden.

It is not for nothing that they also call themselves hydrangea, which translated from Greek means something like "water jug".

The ornamental shrub is used to moist deciduous forests in its original environment and needs loose, lime-poor soils.

Therefore, you shouldn't save too much when watering the hydrangeas.


need a lot of water,


shortly after planting and in hot summer months


If they let the leaves hang in the midday sun, they can also be watered twice a day.

Use only water with little lime, for example rainwater.

Hydrangea care: the right amount of fertilizer

If hydrangeas do not bloom properly, it can also be related to

incorrect fertilization

. The ornamental shrubs must not be fertilized too much, but also not too little. At the same time, it is important to find the right fertilizer: Hydrangeas need acidic, humus-rich soil - therefore garden compost is less suitable for fertilization, as it slightly increases the pH of the soil. Instead, experts recommend cattle manure or cattle manure pellets, as reported by the

My beautiful garden


. There are also

special hydrangea fertilizers

that are precisely


to the needs of the ornamental shrub. From the end of July, however, hydrangeas should no longer be fertilized - otherwise the shoots may no longer fully mature.

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Mistakes in cutting hydrangeas will ruin flowering

Do you usually use scissors or a knife when pruning the hydrangea?

Then you shouldn't do that in the future.

Wilted flowers must be

carefully broken off to the side by hand

above the base of the leaves

, as they will then form new buds much faster.

In autumn, however, withered umbels should not be removed at all, as they protect the flower base from frost damage in the cold.

You can only break off withered parts in the spring.


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Source: merkur

All life articles on 2021-07-30

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