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‘When should I prune my Annabelle hydrangeas?’

Annabelle hydrangea

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These big, mop-headed hydrangeas will bloom no matter what.

For the best results, however, wait until the blossoms are turning a nasty brown shade and then cut back the biggest stems to 45 centimetres long.

You can clean it out by about one third and still end up with a good-looking plant next year.

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