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I picked up my pretty blue hydrangea last Saturday from the supermarket, it was begging to be bought – obviously. I couldn’t resist it despite having pretty much no space to plant it in the garden.
So, I thought I’d get the shopping home and after lunch I’d drive over to a small plant nursery I quite like. I planned to buy a pot and some ericaceous soil.
I took ages to pick yet another pot. Anyway, I was tempted to buy one of indoor hydrangeas as they looked so pretty in the greenhouse there. I’m not great with house plants so I talked myself out of it.
The other little Nertera plant with bright orange berries looked inviting, but, I decided to leave it..for now. However, when I got to the car, I saw a lady had purchased a few pots of the Nertera coral beads …never mind, there’s always this weekend!

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Looks quite at home in that beautiful pot...my sort of container....hope it does well for you,Kate.

1 Jul, 2020

 

which nursery/gc was this one Katie? it looks interesting.

love your new pretty blue hydrangea, pots not bad either ;o)

1 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely shade of blue and I quite like the pot as well Kate...

1 Jul, 2020

 

It's a slippery slope Kate, taking a fancy to things! But your new Hydrangea is a beautiful blue. Loved the spelling on the last photo, perhaps it makes people stop and look!

1 Jul, 2020

 

Thanks Kindly ladies! :-) Fingers crossed!
My pink hydrangea hasn’t flowered yet?!? So I was quite tempted with this one as you can see..
I spotted that too, Honeysuckle! Bless..made me chuckle!
Eileen, the hydrangea is from Asda and the pot from Middle Lane nursery near Preston. I shouldn’t really have bought it as no real space, but, hey ho..

1 Jul, 2020

 

It's a slippery slope....

1 Jul, 2020

 

I'd forgotten about that gc as I tend to stick to the Beverley area, Bridlington and of course Reighton.

1 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely vivid blue goes nice with the pot.

1 Jul, 2020

 

Love your blue hydrangea.

2 Jul, 2020

 

Your blue Hydrangea looks lovely in its pot. I like those orange bead plants, although I've never tried one myself. Maybe you'll get one next time you visit the garden centre :)

2 Jul, 2020

 

A gorgeous blue and I love the pot Kate ..

3 Jul, 2020

 

That was a good price Kate and I love the new pot !

3 Jul, 2020

 

Thank you Dawn, Marjorie, Hywel, Amy and Rose!
I’m very pleased with both hydrangea and pot.
Fingers crossed with the proper care I keep it blue! ;-)

3 Jul, 2020

 

Hywel, I thought the little orange bead plants may do well on the rockery? I’ll think about taking a trip out tomorrow..

3 Jul, 2020

 

They'd look nice in between the rocks :)

3 Jul, 2020

 

I think I have to drive over now!!!! Temptation is too much :-D

3 Jul, 2020

 

Its to do with the soil Kate what colour they turn

3 Jul, 2020

 

I potted it in ericaceous soil, Dawn, and watering from the water but. Fingers crossed!

3 Jul, 2020

 

Yes blue Hydrageas like acid soil pink like alkaline. Yes fingers crossed for you.

3 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely pot Kate, your hydrangea just fits in there nicely, think I have got to the stage now where if we go to a garden centre I have to have me hands tied behind my back now before I enter it :) :)

3 Jul, 2020

 

Thank you Davey, I just hope I can keep the colour! I have to agree with you, especially as my garden is small - I just don’t really have any more space. 😀

4 Jul, 2020

 

I have those pots too , they're lovely stylish . I never remember colours for acidic and lime with these plants . They look very lush !

4 Jul, 2020

 

You've picked a winner for sure. I love that shade of blue. Hope it gives you many years of enjoyment.

5 Jul, 2020

 

Thanks Fernever, I’ve seen several garden centres sell these pots. I’ve potted this one up and I’ll use water from the buts, so fingers crossed!

5 Jul, 2020

 

Thank you Paul! I love it! Just hope I can retain the bluish colour. In this area of chalky lime earth, we can only grow the pinkish ones. I do love the pinks and whites too, but, it’s nice to have something different.

5 Jul, 2020

 

You have to use aluminum sulfate to maintain the blue color. It may take a year or two to work.

Change Hydrangea Color to Blue
To ensure that aluminum is present, aluminum sulfate may be added to the soil around the hydrangeas. Authorities recommend that a solution of 1/2 oz (1 Tbsp) aluminum sulfate per gallon of water be applied to plants (which are at least 2-3 years old) throughout the growing season.

6 Jul, 2020

 

Thank you Paul! I appreciate the advice. :-)

6 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely pot and plant......hopefully it will thrive for you.....

23 Jul, 2020

 

You're welcome Kate. You have a really nice selection there.

23 Jul, 2020

 

Thank you Dd! It’s doing well..fingers crossed!
Thanks Paul!

23 Jul, 2020

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