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By Magga

yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have just bought and planted a hydrangea,it is about two feet tall and has several stems and a couple of flowers.It has a tie round the stems part way up obviously to stop them drooping.Can anyone advise me when to remove the tape.I am frightened that I will spoil it.
Thanks Magga



I would leave the tape for some months after the plant has had time to settle in and root-perhaps until the hard frosts cause the leaves to fall off. Keep it well watered. It will be self supporting after that.

4 Aug, 2013


How about staking it with two or three canes and loosely tying the plant back - gives it support but also allows it to spread out so that you can appreciate the flowers.

4 Aug, 2013

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