Garden Improvements And Hydrangea Cuttings

We often want to revamp and give our gardens a new Look. Recently we wanted a new drive laid and extended, so we had to move our beautiful Hydrangea plants. We had a  large White with tiny blue flowers seen in the below photograph, and a blue one which can not be seen behind the bush. Both had to be dug up and replanted  last September to their new positions and we hoped that they would take.. 

This was our front garden in 2012 with the large Hydrangea on the corner.

This was our front garden in 2012 with the large Hydrangea on the corner.

My hubby took several cuttings from each of them and we over wintered them on a spare bedroom window sill. Just in case the main Hydrangea shrubs didn’t like where we moved them to. 

We wanted an easier to maintain front garden, so as I wouldn’t have 4  full boarders to maintain. This was the new Look with only 2 boarders to maintain.

 I wanted space to add Pots so I could easily plant both Spring and Summer flowering blooms in them. 

The Front Lawn and Pots in 2015.

The Front Lawn and Pots in 2015.

Pots on the Front Garden  Filled with Begonia's

Pots on the Front Garden Filled with Begonia’s

Here’s how to take the cuttings of the Hydrangeas.  You take a new shoot from the main plant. Soak the stem in water for a couple of hours. Then you dip the stem into your rooting agent.. We   preferred Organic rooting gel..  You then place into a Small pot with compost and put a plastic bag over it to help propagate. Keep them covered for about 3 or 4 weeks until they have rooted.. 

Cutting of Hydrangea

Cutting of Hydrangea

Remember to keep the new plants frost free over winter and then set out in late Spring to their intended position. 

Hydrangea Cuttings

Hydrangea Cuttings

And below these are the young cuttings we took in September of last year now in flower Please click the photo’s to enlarge and read more.  

Happy Gardening!

~Sue~

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21 thoughts on “Garden Improvements And Hydrangea Cuttings

  1. Hydrangeas are lovely things for first time cutting takers to grow because they strike very easily. I took some cuttings from hydrangeas in a local park and almost every cutting struck. They are very rewarding plants so long as you can keep the water up to them. If water is a problem, try oak leafed hydrangeas. They would almost grow in the Sahara desert! 😉

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    • Yes very easy to take cuttings 🙂 and they do like lots of water. which today they are getting plenty of as we had a torrential down pour this afternoon.. 🙂 Hope the slime is easing and the ‘Long tail’ is venturing to pastures anew.. 🙂 Hope Spring is warming up xx

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      • Not yet but we have assurances from the boffins that we are in for a long HOT summer :(. Oh well, back to the drawing board! Lucky I had the foresight to buy a couple of big round bales of wheat straw when I spotted them for $30 each and can totally cover Sanctuary to keep the water in (but hopefully not the longtails 😉 )

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    • Thank you Genie… it has made a huge difference, the old drive was churned up asphalt 🙂 that would have puddles when it rained.. It was a lot of work.. but we are happy with the transformation. xx Lovely to see you here Genie.. Thank you for adding your comment.. Hugs Sue x

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  2. Definitely a small corner of The Garden of Eden Sue, absolutely gorgeous, the blue centered Hydrangea is very eye catching, you and hubby are definitely artistes of the soil, of the highest order.
    How can one not feel happy all the time, surrounded by such beauty of nature.

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