Hydrangea Plants
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soil for hydrangeas

Zone Tamworth NSW . Australia | lizziep added on September 28, 2015 | Answered

I have a patch of soil facing southwest. I have tried to grow hydrangeas without success. 2 metres away are photinias doing beautifully. I tried to test the pH; however, got no reading. The soil in that patch is clay like but 2 metres away it is beautiful.

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shelley
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Answered on September 30, 2015

Hydrangea require a rich, well-draining soil and clay soil doesn't exactly fit that bill. You could try amending the clay soil where you are trying to grow hydrangeas. The following articles will instruct you on how to do so:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/how-to-easily-improve-your-clay-soil.htm

Happy gardening!

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