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02/08/2013 at 23:45

new hostas flowered madly but  flowering now finished - what to do now? Do u remove flower stems? Leave? 

02/08/2013 at 23:58

Remove flowered stem back to its base

03/08/2013 at 04:47

What about the leaves Verdun would you leave them to die back? I'm not sure what to do this year and i can't remember what i did last year with them.

03/08/2013 at 08:14

I'm with you zombiegardener (love the name by the way!!) my large hostas look pretty shabby and I don't know what to do with them - can anyone help??? 

03/08/2013 at 09:47

Just been reading my GW mag - advice there is to cut the flower stems right down to the base but leave the leaves to die down naturally come the autumn.

03/08/2013 at 13:24

thanks chicky - just been out and tidied them up - they look much better now! 

03/08/2013 at 20:54

Just as the others have said,trim back and leave to die back.I dont think that it would be a good idea to cut the leaves back as the plant still feeds through them.

04/08/2013 at 00:01


04/08/2013 at 01:18

Same for me now Sally the one's in the boarders look like something has had a good feed on them. The one's in pots still look great. I will tidy them up in the morn. Thanks Chicky.

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