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Drought - you don't say where you are, so I don't know what your weather's been like, but either way, you need to give it a few litres every few days. If you're not convinced, gently dig it up and inspect the rootball - bet its really dry. Water now either by leaving a hose trickling at the base for an hour or so, or applying two watering cans full of water ...


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The plant surrounding and climbing into the Hydrangea is Vinca - not sure if its Vinca minor or Vinca major; common name is periwinkle. The difference between the two varieties is one has smaller leaves than the other and doesn't spread quite so far, otherwise they're very similar in appearance and habit of growth. I think yours is most likely the lesser ...


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I believe if you water at the base of the plant you will likely prevent the problems from that point forward. It looks like you have both powdery mildew (the whitish gray spots) and anthracnose fungus disease (the brown spots). In your case, they likely originated in the same way: overhead watering. This article discusses what causes brown flowers on ...


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