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Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:19

Im all for threads on special plants hostafan.  

Tried a few myself but  they didntt quite catch on   Love the specialist in depth , even technical, info about plants.  

Maybe someone can start a thread for his or her favourite plants....?  I've done hellebores, echinaceas and grasses so come on folks lets discuss something else.  I would like a thread about alpines (woody?). 

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:09

Just wait james for tomorrow when everyone wakes up.  They will all feel great for your news 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:06

Not aware of flatworms here.  

I am careful about plants I buy, compost etc.  I check as best I can.

Vine weevils are often imported to our gardens by plants and compost too.

Are we all as vigilant as we should be?  I usually thoroughly clean pots but often I skip the process in my eagerness to get jobs done.  

Bob, are flatworms reportable pests now?  

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:54


You are wrong.  This IS relevant  to the forum because we all feel good for you. 

Your son, clearly, is going places.  You are right to be a proud father ..."...I'm the sort to shout out stuff like this too 

Thanks for telling's that sort of forum.  It's for the sad news and for the good news and for the really exciting news like yours James 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:47

Seriously this is not a joke.  Someone badly hurt by pothole and another had severe damage to his car.  Potholes down here.....prob everywhere.....have become a real safety issue.  A local person is in hospital with serious injuries after his car went over the edge and Imto the sea.

Had a friend who alway made fun of people's injuries, illnesses and misfortunes.  When he went too far I had a quiet word.  

  Let's not focus on targeting where people come from either..not nice or wanted 

Good to keep this thread going I think but let's do it for FUN. 

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:37

Dove.    Makes me laugh too 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:57

Have foxes ...maybe just the one...coming here.  Love the idea of that.

Yes great opportunist picture flowerimg rose.

Tootles nice ...snowdrops presenting your hellebore.   It's an association I have too.......clever clogs me though!  In one case my snowdrops are covered with the hellebore so I need to move them.  Tempting to do it now but will wait til flowering is finished.

Am determined to add a pic or two here 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:47

It's been such a nice day today......not aware of the wind other parts locally have had.  Need to water some GH plants but daffodils are so high and ready to flower, shoots appearing everywhere......even on my bottom as I sat on the lawn with my dog .

I guess we don't want it too cold now cos an early spring floriferous bonanza is on the cards. ,I still have gazanias, bidens, tender osteospermums and pelargoniums flowerimg outside.  I don't  think they have stopped since last summer .  How odd fO see snowdrops flowering alongside gazanias!  

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:32


Your hedge looks great as it is. ,please don't cut it back to look like most other hedges that are characterless and boring. Yours looks "comfortable" and right there 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:25

Sounds good Charlie.  Im glad you are adding ornamental grasses. Mind you, they can be addictive can hellebores, salvias, fuschias, hostas, Heucheras, etc.  ...but grasses next to hostas and the like do look good......even classy 

I can add that Fire and Ice is a beauty ....learned the hard way not to keep it in sun though.  I found it quick growing and it regrows fast from division.  Imagine a red grass like Imperata Red Baron next to it and they enjoy similar conditions...who needs flowers? 

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