Do you love or hate hydrangeas? The facts vs the myths – The Middle-Sized Garden


July 5th, 2020 Posted In: Gardening know how

Hydrangeas are a flower that is both adored and deplored.

Naomi Slade has written a beautiful and definitive guide, called Hydrangeas (published by Pavilion Books). She says: ‘They’re so familiar, but people don’t actually know them as well as they think they do’.

I asked her for the facts and the myths on such issues as ‘how to turn my hydrangea blue, which hydrangeas are best for shade or sun and will a climbing hydrangea damage my wall?’

Naomi Slade, photo by Chris Wlaznik

Why hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas start to flower

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