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Best time to Prune 'hydrangea petiolaris' in order to replace fence panel

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  1. Kevin Cowans

    Kevin Cowans Gardener

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    Hello all

    I have a 'hydrangea petiolaris' (thanks for identifying it for me) that is growing up a fence panel in the back garden.

    I am planning on replacing the fence panels down that side with new gravel boards and panels and was wondering when the best time would be as I need to prune the 'hydrangea petiolaris' away from the panel in order to replace it.

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
  2. Peter K

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    I pruned my climbing hydrangea a couple of weeks ago, although I did take off some of this year's flowers as I left it too late :heehee:
     
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    Climbing Hydrangea is just flowering now - or should be soon. It would be best to wait until the flowers have faded before deciding to chop it :)
     
  4. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello

    Thanks for the reply.

    So, it would be alright to prune it once the flowers have faded?

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
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    Take care of the root while you work on the fence - cut just above a node, and you will see plenty of new growth :)
     
  6. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello Tetters

    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

    Kevin
     

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