Posted: 12/02/2015 at 10:04
Hostas benefit form being grown in pots for the first couple of seasons, especially if sall when bought, as tgis gives them time to grow bigger and stronger with better root systems before they need to fend for themselves.
You can protect against slugs with a regular, weekly scattering of organic slug pellets starting on Valentine's Day cos it's easy to remember the date. The point is to scatter thinly around all susceptible plants - daffodis, hemerocallis, hostas, clematis etc - and not to turn teh earth blue. This system get sthe perishers a sthey emerge from hibernation or hatch from eggs and before the have acahnce to feed and breed.
Keep it up till mid July or later if we have a wet summer. Renew after heavy rain.
Plants in pots need protection too so don't forget them.