Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’: this gorgeous and unusual double-flowered pink and white hydrangea won Plant of the Year at Chelsea 2014. Discover more beautiful hydrangea: http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/search/name/hydrangea/ Photo by Jason Ingram
Beloved by gardeners far and wide, hydrangeas nevertheless present some confusion when it comes time for hydrangea pruning. Here are basics that should guide you and help your hydrangea flowers growing healthy and strong.
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - This deciduous shrub has oval, mid-green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the brilliant, flame-coloured stems that are revealed when the leaves, which turn orange-yellow in autumn.
Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime ('Jane') (PBR) - It may be half the size of its sibling 'Limelight', but this fab new hydrangea still packs pretty good punch. It has strong stems that support the weight of the conical, lime green flowers, which fade to cream and then pink as the season progresses. Grate where space is limited, but you want a hard-working and colourful plant, it can also be grown in large pots if kept well watered.