Saturday, 23 July 2016
Jessica and I were talking about Hydrangeas the other day . It not being a particular favourite of mine ......
......and she mentioned that she would really love to have a blue one . So I had a look around my garden and found this one , which I think is a Lace- Cap Hydrangea . I have no idea of it's proper name . Maybe someone can tell me ?
It is blue , with flashes of pink .....but mostly blue . I dont "do" anything to my hydrangeas to make them go any brighter or darker blue or pink than they already are . This one has always been blue .
So I thought I,d get a cutting rooted for her . If you'd like to have a go , this is what I do .
The picture above pretty much shows how simple it is to do . Here I have cut two non- flowering stems of about 5 or 6 inches . I took off the lower leaves , which just sort of snap / pop off easily . I pinched out the tiny leaves at the top and cut the really large leaves in half so the plant can cope with the shock better and not wilt too much .
This will be going back onto my kitchen window for a few weeks until hopefully a few roots appear . I will refresh the water every few days .
I,ve also prepared another two in the same way , but put them into a pot of multi-purpose compost .
So now we will just wait and see !