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White Hosta

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:23

Hi Carol.  I'm also having a few problems with my white feather Hosta.  When it first grew (mine is new this year) it was green, but the leaves eventually turned white.  However, over the last couple of weeks when it's been very sunny, the leaves have been staying green.  I think I read on this forum a while ago, that if a white hosta gets too much sun, it makes it grow green.  I'm thinking of transplanting it to a more shady area in our garden as the area gets more sun than I first realised.  I'm not sure about the rotting leaves though; it sounds like maybe it had too much water or isn't planted deep enough? 


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:15

Anthony, this is the link for the copper rings:-

I reposted the pictures of my hosta corner on the other thread last night.  I think at the moment it's on page 2 of latest posts so you should be able to find it.




Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:43

Anthony, these were the photos.


Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:42

Hi Anthony.  I've missed all my hosta friends!  I too was wondering where Hostafan had got to.  I posted a photo of all my new hostas on a separate new thread quite a while ago but none of my hosta friends seemed to be around at the time.  I'll comment on it so it brings it back up to the top so you can have a look, but I think they've grown quite a lot since I posted the photos.

I've found that the copper rings have worked well.  Plus slug pellets on the outside of the copper rings for the belt and braces approach.  So far so good.  I can send you the link if you want. 

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:04

Ok, thanks.  I'll leave it alone now and hope that maybe I'll still get a flower later this year.

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 23:04

Aaahhh, how I love this forum.  I think I'd give up if I didn't have it.  

Dovefromabove, have you cut yours back this year?  Do you think I should, with mine not flowering and in it's first year?


Spring primrose

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:52

Well that's good news.  Maybe then I take out the lynchis and let the primroses bloom in peace/1

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:23

Thanks David, but the "text books" sometimes don't tell you what to do when things go wrong.  I think my main question is do I still prune, even if it hasn't flowered yet?  According to the Taylors website, this clematis is supposed to flower continually from June to September. 


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 17:19

Oh wow, you really must visit the Isle of Man then Fairygirl.  And we have a Fairy glen that's all lit up at night so you may like that    It really is a beautiful place to live, although I was born here and never left, so I may be just a little biased!


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 14:02

Hey, the learning is great though isn't it?!  Especially when we have this forum to learn from.  Everyone's so helpful. 

Verdun, I would SO like to see some photos of your coreopsis, if you have time please. 

Fairygirl, yes it's sometimes easy to forget that we're in such different parts of the world.  Being on an island, we do get lots of wind but thankfully having a lovely summer to enjoy the garden.

Liriodendron, I'm just wondering if where I've put my coreopsis is going to be wet for them in the winter ... I'll give them a good mulch and see how I go. 


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Will they flower this summer 
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Spring primrose

Still flowering well! 
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Or have they been over run by another weed? 
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