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My Blue Angel last year in July, looking splendid...
and this year it is half the size!
What's going on? I haven't had it out the ground and we've had plenty of rainfall this year. Nothing has changed about its situation except its leaves are half the size. Amount of leaves is on par.
Well, it looks healthy to me so I agree with Dove.
I would lightly scoop away some soil to make a slight recess around your hosta. Then water very well. Then water again thoroughly over next couple of days. A mulch and feed would,help.
There is still time for your hosta to make good growth
Thanks for your responses and sound advice.
I do mulch every spring and the tree hasn't caused problems before but you may be right Dove, since the Acer has really grown this year, and thickend out, reducing the water content in the soil even further.
I will also feed it since i think I missed the blood fish and bone earlier in the year.
I feel like making more of these for a larger spread so perhaps I will divide in July/August ? I read this was the correct time to do it, and replant new pieces in well rotted compost. I save my best stuff for the roses, hostas and Clematis and I just emptied a whole compost bin into a spare 70litre bag
There's a lot to be said for growing them hard - makes the leaves tough for our mollusc friends. Big and lush = juicy and tasty and tender
I'll bear that in mind