Oh how I love my hydrangeas, they are the pefect colour, very pale lilac/blue turning to
a stunning sagey green the longer they are in bloom.
Unfortunately the rain battered them so much that my gorgeous heady blooms were touching the floor and becoming tea for two (million) slugs ... eurgh!
I always try to resist cutting them as this impairs the blossoms the following year, but I just had to take the bull by the horns, or the bloom by them stem and snip them off.
Means I'm not going to get as beautiful display next year, but they had become too top heavy and were just getting destroyed.
On the plus side it means I have hydrangeas in every single room of the house.