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