I hope that you gardening experts can tell me if I did the right thing!
We went to Mexico last week. In my absence my neighbor agreed to water my newly planted landscape for me. (YAY!)
However when I return I find a fried array of bedding plants. (sob)
Apparently she watered often so she says, but we had 4 days of plus 30 weather and they just didn't make it?
The worst of all of my survivors (because a few didn't survive at all) was my Pee Gee hydrangea which was doing so well and was developping many blooms even though it had only been in the ground for about 3 weeks.
So most of it fried. I trimmed it back and it really only left a few stems that could be salvaged. I decided that since it was headed in the right direction I trained it to a tree and staked it.
Now I read that you shouldn't trim a hydrangea during it's blooming period. Why? Does anybody know? Is it only because it won't get blooms now during the blooming season or is it because I've done something terminal to my PG baby!
I really loved this bush. The limelight and little lamb are okay.