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Some people have asked me to show some of my favourite hostas. Here are a few , but by no means all my current faves.
undulata medio variegata
St Elmo's Fire
Krossa Regal ( with ground elder)
Jurassic Park. 2 years after buying in a 9cm pot.
Gorgeous hostas. How do you stop the slugs?
encourage blackbirds and frogs and , if you're lucky, hedgehogs. I hardly ever use pellets: only if there is a particularly attacked area.The bottle I have is about 3 years old.
I love the praying hands in fact I've just ordered one
I've had praying hands for about 4 years, as you can see, it's a bit slow to bulk up, but such a good unusual form.
They look fabulous. Do all hostas need shade?
those beds are on a South facing slope with no shade at all, apart from the edge closest to the hedge which gets shade from about 3 pm.
I have always believed that hostas prefer to be in a shady spot but yours are clearly thriving in the sunshine. Am I mistaken or are there some that are happy in the sunshine and some that really wouldn't be happy at all. Are you choosing very carefully? I have a small area that is covered in gravel that is in the sunshine most of the day. I would love to have a collection of hostas in pots but have assumed that they would either die or sulk. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I buy the varieties which take my fancey. As a general rule, white variegated need more shade than yellow variegated. yellows can turn a bit green if too much shade, whites can scorch if too hot. I've found those in pots on the terrace can suffer, but I suspect it's the heat radiating off the concrete slabs. My guess is a nice cool moist root run helps a lot.
Give them a decent size pot and keep them well watered Scott. "suck it and see" as they say.
Thanks Hostafan for your advice, I think I might be asking for a few nice pots for my birthday and then slowly build up a collection. I can already see it looking fabulous in my minds eye. How exciting!
I do confess to being a bit of an addict, but I have one simple rule: I only buy what I like. I'd never buy a new one just because I didn't already have it. With so many new varieties, let alone all those around now, I reckon I'll keep buying more.
Not sure why I missed this one out in original selection. Compare the size with the secateurs in the foreground.
Got them Wow, that's a fantastic selection and in such brilliant shape. Thanks so much for posting them. Big Daddy really is aptly named!
Thanks Charley D: that's a clump of 3 smallish plants , planted almost exactly 2 years ago this month.