PLANT OF THE MONTH JUNE - HYDRANGEA
Hydrangeas are popular shrubs with delicate, but showy heads of flowers in shades of pink, white, or blue and pretty autumn colour and leaf shape.
Hydrangeas can provide long lasting displays of colour from late spring right through. They are popular for cutting as fresh flowers or their autumn colours look equally good in dried arrangements. Hydrangeas are known for changing colour according to soil type.
Caring for your Hydrangea
Hydrangeas like moist but well drained soil with plenty of organic matter like leaf mould, compost or well rotted manure added in around the roots. They thrive on slopes. Avoid planting in frost pockets or in areas exposed to cold easterly winds or very hot, dry spots. Hydrangeas may also be planted in large pots and containers but the soil must be prevented from drying out and avoid placing in very hot sunny positions.
At Morris's we have a lovely selection of home grown Hydrangeas to choose from.