🤔 Maybe less tidying up needed then. I left mine alone this year and it’s flowering beautifully. In the past I have taken some branches out at ground level and that didn’t seem to upset it, so perhaps that’s an option @jacaranda
28 Oct 2019 • First proper frost of the winter and the #hydrangea-villosa is suddenly sad, the #tuliptree still has most of its leaves though 😃🍂 #mondaymooch though must get some #mondaymotivation and get wrapping
The only challenge is that it takes a long time to come into leaf. This year I underplanted it with white honesty and it looked wonderful. I’ve also planted an alpine Clematis to grow up it but it’s still very small 🤔 @pelly
Suggestions please!! This is a fabulous hydrangea for autumn colour & in the spring it looks OK underplanted with primroses & bulbs, but... for the next month or so it looks pretty awful, as everything around it is coming into leaf. #suggestions needed for something to grow through it. I wondered about a Clematis Armandii & then chop it down once the H. Villosa comes into leaf. Would that work?