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Old 07-11-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Smallaxe View Post
I've taken to 'flood irrigation' in a dish built up just a little larger than the drip zone and flood it every few days when the sun is hot in the afternoon...
They are a nice addition to the garden but most of the sun is during the heat of the day...
Originally Posted by Smallaxe View Post
Endless Summer hydrangeas ALWAYS struggle in afternoon sun... no matter how much water you give them they are going to wilt in the afternoon sun...
I have the same issue. I lost a tree, and that opened up a more sun to one of my hydrangeas. I already had it on a drip irrigation system that watered it every other day, but on hot days it needs to be watered every day or else it looks droopy. You can see it perk up within hours of watering, except on the hottest of days, where it may not perk up until late at night.
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