Choosing shrubs for the design of the garden plot, must be paid to the hydrangea of Pink Lady varieties. It is able to bloom throughout the dacha season, pleaseing the inhabitants of the beautiful flowers of the gentle pink shade.
Hydrangea Miscellaneous “Pink Lady” – a tree-like bush with a wide crown, the height of which reaches sometimes from one and a half to 2 meters, and the form resembles a fan. Her leaf plates of dark green color have a large size, egg-shaped form and original teeth on the edge. Branches are completely covered with greens, and inflorescences are formed on their tops. Beautiful Pink Lady grade flowers have a cone-shaped shape and are located close to each other, which creates the effect of a very magnificent and bulk bush. The diameter of one panicle varies from 15 to 20 centimeters, and sometimes it reaches 30 centimeters. Petals forming three-stage buds are painted in cream color, but as they develop a gentle pink color.
Each flower is formed from four petals of rounded shape. Strong shoots painted in a brown shade, with time transforming in red.
Root system at Pink Lady is pretty branching, but not too deep.
One of the advantages of the Pink Lady grade is a long period of flowering. Hydrangea is covered by flowers in the first week of June, but their emergence continues until September, and in some cases almost to the first frosts. Smells a pleasant plant is pleasantly sweet, but unobtrusive.
Pink Lady develops well on different soils and does not suffer due to excess moisture. Providing hydrangea high-quality trimming in the spring, in the summer you can expect the appearance of large and attractive flowers. Winter hardiness at the variety is quite acceptable – the culture withstands the temperature, descending to -29 degrees, and is pretty quickly restored with small frostbite. The description of the variety contains information that for 10 years, the Pink Lady transplantation does not need – culture is able to successfully develop in the same place when complying with all departure procedures. With drought, hydrangea copes much worse, as the lack of moisture negatively affects the quantity and quality of blurred buds.
Before installing the landing of Pink Lady Pink in the open soil, it is necessary to carry out a mandatory preparatory stage, including the choice of site and substrate. Culture is best planted on the south side, but with the obligatory presence of partial shadow. If the hydrangea is constantly in the sun, then its bloom will not be so spectacular as it could. It is best to place a shrub near the fence, the walls of the house or some decorative element, as a gazebo capable of creating and protecting against drafts and the required halftime. It is important to observe a fairly large gap separating “Pink Lady” from fruit crops that consume a large amount of nutrient elements from the soil.
This hydrangea is able to develop on any soils, but it will be best to feel on fertile loam. If the soil is too heavy and clay, then it is possible to balance the composition with a humus. Sand soil will need to enrich the compost or peat. The plant is quite sensitive to the acidity of the soil, so it should be chosen either neutral or a weak-eyed substrate. During loosening, it is recommended to avoid using ash, lime or dolomite flour.
Disembarking of the pitfall hydrangea is carried out at the beginning of spring even before the movement of juices. In principle, you can carry out the operation in the fall, but only waiting for the completion of the leaf. Pink Lady saplings sapling in nursery or from a proven seller. In most cases, they are sold in containers with a closed root system. During the purchase, it is important to trace the specks, wounds, cracks or traces of rotting on a sapling.
The hole is digging in such a way that its depth makes 40 centimeters, and the diameter reached at least 30 centimeters. Some specialists, however, believe that its area should be at least 50 by 50 centimeters, and maximum – 80 to 80 centimeters. To create an optimal substrate better connect peat, humid and nutrient land.
The traditional “recipe” of the soil looks like a part of the sand, part of the peat, two parts of humus and as many leafy land.
If you need to deoxide the soil, then it is better to make coniferous appeal. The mixture was filled with the mixture, after which it is left alone for a week or two. As soon as the soil falls, you can already go to the immediate disembarkation. In addition, the day before the landing can be added to the pit of 65 grams of superphosphate, 25 grams of potassium sulfate and 25 grams of urea, after which it is to pour everything somewhere a pair-three buckets of water, and in the morning already starting to land.
The selected seedlings are cut roots, after which the remaining length is processed by the growth stimulator used during the clock pair. Then the hydrangea is transferred to a permanent habitat, and its roots spread and fall asleep. Landing is completed by the abundant irrigation of sparkled soft water. If the procedure was carried out in the spring, then over the summer, the plant perfectly adapts to new conditions. If the landing was in the fall, then the seedlings will need to organize winter shelter. It is necessary to mention that the hydrangea bushes are planted in such a way as to maintain a gap equal to 100 centimeters, and do not plunge root necks. Upon completion of the soil, it dishess, and the landing is hardly irrigated.
Although the “Pink Lady” grade is not particularly fortunate, it still requires regular and thorough care. Wrapping a shrub takes once a week, pouring approximately 20 liters of liquid under each shrub. When summer is rainy, you can cut the frequency of watering up to once every two weeks. It is best to take rain and soft liquid. An equally important process is the looping of the land located near the hydrangea.
It is necessary to do it extremely gently, since the roots grow horizontally, and the inaccurate movement can permit them. The shovel deepens no more than 5 centimeters, and the procedure itself is carried out only several times per season. Additional loosening will be required if after rain or strong watering the surface was covered with a crust. In addition, hydrangea is mounted.
Before the beginning of the summer season, this procedure is carried out using peat or sawdust, laid out in a layer of 5-6 centimeters thick. In winter, the same materials or needles are suitable.
Fertilizer’s application is carried out regularly, since the plant responds effectively to feeding. Immediately after landing, it makes sense to take advantage of the dung alive, part of which divorces in ten parts of water. In addition, 10 grams of potash nitality, 10 grams of ammonia nitrate and 20 grams of superphosphate are divorced in the water bucket of water. The next fertilizer application is carried out when the plant is actively developing. For hydrangea it is worth preparation of a mixture of 35 grams of potassium sulfate, 20 grams of urea and 30 grams of superphosphate designed for square meters of beds.
Next, feeding will be required during the formation of buds. In this case, 60 grams of superphosphate and 45 grams of potassium sulfate affect the square meter of landing. Repeat the feeder should be twice over the summer. In addition, after landing, it is recommended to water the hydrangea of a mixture of mangartage and acid potassium in a very weak concentration. Culture trimming will need only sanitary to eliminate old or damaged shoots, and it follows in spring time. In addition, each escape is shortened in such a way that it remains from six to eight kidneys, until the juice movement began.
The reproduction of hydrangea “Pink Lady” carried out by two main ways.
- The first implies the use of messengers. The lower shoots are flex to the surface of the Earth and are fixed using special brackets or the land is added. Next, the plant regularly irrigates, then at the end of the summer season, a full-fledged root system is formed. Possessing a developed rhizome, culture can be renovated for a permanent habitat.
- The second way of reproduction of hydrangea – shifting. In the spring from the bush, shoots are cut off, having managed to form four kidneys. The twigs are planted immediately into the ground, with the help of improvised tools it creates a small greenhouse. If you water the hydrangea regularly, the sprouts will be formed after some time, the shelter can be removed.
Diseases and pests
Hydrangea “Pink Lady” relatively often suffers from fungal diseases, especially if it’s cold and raw on the street. In most cases, this is a malievable dew, the presence of which can be determined by the whiten fall on the sheet plates and shoots. One of the common fungicides, for example, “Fundakhol” will help to cope with the nuisance. The drug is divorced by instructions and is used for spraying conducted in the morning or in the evening.
From the pests, Hingtonesia most often attacks the TLA, which is not only a peddler of diseases, but also sucks juices from the plant. To get rid of insects will require the use of insecticides.
As prevention of insects, simple folk remedies are suitable, for example, garlic or onion infusion on the husk.
Examples in landscape design
Hydrangea Pink Lady is used to decorate both country sites and parks with squares. It can be used either by itself or in complex group compositions. Chosen the “neighbors” for hydrangea in such a way that the plants coincide with respect to light or shadow, as well as the requirements relating to the composition of the soil and the amount of moisture. Very unusual culture looks in combination with coniferous plants or evergreen trees. It is important to remember that Pink Lady has been expanding for its development, so it will require a border zone.
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