Hydrangeas are having a revival at the moment. Would like some in my next garden. Don't have any at the moment myself although I did by some when MD moved into her previous home for their naked front garden. Will be interested to see how this works out for you SD
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Thanks for the link Trisha, extremely useful. I knew that hanging them wasn't the correct way. Will cut them down today and see how they go. My Hydrangeas Jax are all still in their pots, that I have dotted in a cluster. I call it the Hydrangea patch. They guzzle water during the summer. I just need to get them in the ground for next year and hope they survive. Quite alot of flowers seem to have blooms well into the autumn this year. Certainly being more creative that normal.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Oct 31, 2020 16:39:02 GMT
We have 5 hydrangeas in our garden, all of which were bought as houseplants in full bloom. They have all done very well but are thirsty plants and I had to keep watering them in the summer when we had the lovely weather. My husband likes to cut a head and place it in a glass bowl that we serve crisps in normally. They last ages like that and make very simple but attractive table decorations. I haven’t dried any this year but have previously and followed the rule of cutting the flowers as soon as they opened, on a dry day, stripping the leaves off then put in a vase with only a little water and leave. The colours faded and eventually became a beige over time.
My drying of Hydrangeas is pogressing nicely. However, the pink blooms have actually dried much quicker and have also lost their colour more than the blue variety. I actually wired the stems for more support and they are still sitting in a bit of water, but pleased with the outcome so far.