Q.Hydrangea Bushes Dying
My plants are about 7 years old. They have bloomed every year but are now turning brown and dying. What can I do? It has been hot this year, but they receive sun and shade during the day. They are located near the house.
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It there any pattern to the die back (new stems, older stems, etc) and are there any other signs of disease? This will help us better determine the type of problem.
I would also go ahead and inspect the roots and look for burrows in teh ground around them. You may have a rodent problem and they may be chewing on the roots of the plants.