Which climbing aids are suitable?
Nobody likes to sit on the balcony, on the terrace or in the seating area in the garden as if on a presentation plate and is exposed to all eyes. For this reason, privacy screens are often installed at such locations, which do not only have to consist of a wall. A natural privacy screen is much nicer, like the lively climbing plants that the climbing hydrangea create over the years. For this purpose, plant the climbing hydrangea in a sufficiently large planter - the bigger the better - and offer it a climbing aid. Suitable climbing aids for the bucket are, for example:
- Trellis made of wood or metal
- a rope system (also designed by yourself)
- Climbing nets
- Wire frame
- Plant robust climbing hydrangeas
- Brown leaves on the climbing hydrangea often indicate sunburn
- Cutting the climbing hydrangea is not absolutely necessary
However, cast iron pyramids or obelisks look particularly pretty.
Plant climbing hydrangea in a tub
It is important that the planter is as large and deep as possible - in this case there is no such thing as too large a planter. In addition, the vessel should have a drainage hole in the bottom so that excess irrigation water can drain off and not waterlogging - climbing hydrangeas are very sensitive to this. Climbing hydrangeas are planted in the tub as follows:
- Fill in coarse-grained material (e.g. perlite) as the bottom layer for better water drainage.
- Now spread an air and water permeable fleece over it.
- Now mix normal flower and bog soil with some compost.
- Half fill the potting soil into the pot.
- Hold the root ball of the climbing hydrangea in it.
- Fill in the rest of the soil.
- Make sure that there are no cavities.
- Press the plant well and water it vigorously.
Now you can carefully attach the individual shoots to the climbing aid. Do not pull the threads too tight, however, as this could damage the plant.
Tips & Tricks
Hydrangeas are very thirsty plants. This is particularly true for plants grown in pots, which is why you always have to water well and abundantly. The earth must not dry out. Nevertheless, it is essential to avoid waterlogging.