THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

Mop Heads

23rd February 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

We LOVE hydrangeas, we like them cut, dried and paired up with asparagus fern.

Here’s how to give them a spring boost.

IN THE GARDEN: THE CHOP
Chop off those papery blooms, shove them in a vase and let your new shoots come out to play.

THE GAFF: BATH TIME
Think, ‘hydra’ – water; they are not cheap dates, they like a drink. If yours is looking a bit worse for wear, plonk it in a sink of cold water for 4 hours.

THE SCIENCE BIT
The colour of the hydrangea petal depends on the pH of the soil... try adding more alkaline for pink [tricky!] or acid for blue [easy!].