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17/03/2014 at 08:34

arnt plant amazing last year i got a fire and ice hosta only six or seven centimeters in size . i potted it up and waited for it to grow to my disapointment it all went wrong leaves dryed up new shoots went brown and the plant just curled up and died.so i picked the pot up and tossed it into a rubbish bit of the garden and for got about it.

yesterday i went on a tidy up and enptyed and sorted the rubbish bit of the garden tiped out pots and used the old compost on the garden waite whats that i said to myself picked up this neting bit from the old compost MY GOD it was my hosta with two green shoots i promtly repoted it in new compost just shows that plants can live with total naglect.

17/03/2014 at 08:41

Anthony,

When you plant out your fire and ice make sure it's out of the sun, ESP during the summer.  Those leaves will simply curl up and suffer. Fire and Ice simply cannot tolerate direct sun.  

I have Fire Island shooting now...new plant....and the leaves are an amazing yellow 

17/03/2014 at 08:51

hi Verdun thanks for the advise it just amazing that it has lived it was just left for deed almost all year .i think i had leaves on it for about two months before i thought i had killed it so happy i got it back

17/03/2014 at 08:56

Verdun i still waiting for my hosta order from bowdems been over four weeks now cant wait to get them got some giant ones coming

23/03/2014 at 10:58

Verdun

i just googled your Fire Island hosta it looks wonderfull, i  take it  the hosta cant have to much sun

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