Hydrangeas are hardy shrubs that manage to perform beautifully every year if they are in reasonable soils. The blue varieties will only be blue if they are fed with acid fertilizers or they are in acid soils. In the Cotswolds we have a lime soil, so all varieties will turn out pink!
This genus also perform well in large pots on the terrace, so they are very useful plants indeed.
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These shrubs will require potting into a 3L pot for the first season before planting out in the garden.
If planted straight out into the garden upon receipt, they will require constant monitoring for water, etc. through the next twelve months until their roots have penetrated their new site and they can sustain themselves. Make sure the ground is well-drained, as waterlogging would be a problem to a young plant.
Conifers are very diverse; some being suitable for ground cover and some being large, columnar and suitable for vertical elements in any garden.
Choose carefully for the particular qualities you need for your spot.
Chamaecyparis and Thuya varieties are good for hedging, as are Taxus baccata (yew) varieties.