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I got mine from Bowdens - they have a great choice and plants arrived looking very healthy.
We had a hosta expert come and talk to our gardening group a couple of months ago, and it was one of the nurseries he recommended. They were also very helpful when we went to their stand at Hampton Court last year.
started a collection of mini and dwarf ones last year. They are all in pots and are just starting to poke their noses out. The larger type are in the garden and also some in pots. I was lucky last year as I didn't have too much of a problem with slugs and snails. I hope my luck holds out for this year
hi folks. if i use powdered garlic and boiling hot water will it still work the same way as boiling the cloves of garlic in water? My OH is very house proud, so i there not even dream of boiling garlic in the house.lol.
I love hostas but i am always plagued by slugs and snails.
You don't need to use garlic spray. Thinly scatter wildlife friendly slug pellets around your hostas and any other susceptible plants every 2 weeks till June starting on Valentine's day cos it's easy to remember. This way you'll get the ones coming out of winter hibernation and the ones just hatching from eggs and all before they have time to scoff your treasures or breed.
Thanks obelixx, as a rule i will pellet the open borders from March onwards, garlic spray is on hand as a back up but i find it extremely good for spray my pot collection where there is liitle room for pellets, i also use copper banding around rim of pots
Verdun .......... this is the one i mentioned earlier
Hi FORKERS ...........
Picture attached is a new variety called ' White Feather ' likes sun or semi shade, just thought it was a little different from the greens; blue's and yellows, although you could say it leans towards being a yellow ?
Another picture of White Feather hosta, noticed the double pot technique, another way of trying to deter the slugs from getting at your hostas
Yes Verdun something a little different i thought, like the sound of your colour scheme with the Heuchera's ... Hmmmm, could well be right regarding the little horrors hiding away in a double pot
I have purchased a few White Feather hostas this morning ............. mind you i will have to turn the heating down to half and save the shillings up, might have to sit in my coat for the next two weeks
Split them NOW, weather permitting that is, dont attempt if weather is freezing, best way of splitting is quite straight forward, the way i split my hostas is i take them from their containers and use a garden spade - i tend to cut through the actual clump in one or two strokes of the spade but you can seperate them into more if required, make sure once you have split them they are planted that day, the root system of the hosta does not like to lose any moisture, any other questions feel free to ask.
As a rule Paul i split my hostas every 24 mths NO longer.
Some hostas potted up last night - NO not in the greenhouse, i did this indoors just waiting for another delivery that i expect this week ?
Gorgeous little violas around that hosta Brumbull Luvvem!