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Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:09

I think that's what copperdog was intending Lantana. Trouble is - they'll end up rooting into the hostas, and that's best case scenario. There's also a good chance the hostas will rot with the heathers beinon top of them . Better in a display on their own  

You ain't convincing me either Verd....


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:23

Snap Dove  


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:22

Hi Angi - have you clicked on the camera icon in the top right hand corner? Pix can't be too big or they won't load, so you may have to resize  

Sedum brilliant

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:17

 You need some evergreens pokhim!  


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:15

Mine look worse than that too.

I think they do tend to look worse than a lot of other plants that are dying back though.

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:14

I like heather on the hills Hosta - good to walk on when the grouse etc have nibbled it down - nice and springy!  

I'm not keen on them in the garden either  

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:07

If you don't have another pot, you can pick up terracota ones quite cheaply almost anywhere. You could then pop your heathers into that for a winter display, and just tuck your hostas out the way for winter. It's all a learning curve, copperdog, so always worth asking the question. 

 A selection of pots for different times of year is always useful. I have some which I just move in and out of certain areas, depending on time of year and the effect I want  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:50

Waterproofs would be more useful today.... 

I think I still have one nice dress - a nice Phase 8 one I bought for someone's wedding eight years ago. Got rid of everything else when I moved from that last house. 

I have trousers but I don't go anywhere smart enough now that I can't wear jeans. I'd better hope other nephew or niece don't decide to get married  

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:27

I don't know how you would do that. The heathers would have to be tiny. The emerging'buds' of hostas are right at the top, so the only way to do that would be if you had a very big pot, and put a few round the edges, but the heathers would then be in the way of the emerging hostas in spring.

You'd be better potting the hostas up in plastic pots to put inside your nice pots. That way, you can remove them in autumn, and replace with other pots which have something else in them. Easy swap then. 

Planting a holly bush

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 18:18

With great difficulty is the answer Rex....

You could try planting it with the container intact, but cut away enough that you could remove it  once it's in the hole. If you cut the bottom off first, you'll only have the sides to remove and that might be sufficient to shift it. 

Otherwise, sturdy gauntlets all round!

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