Verdun


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Container Hosta Mulching

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:02

Always learning and experimenting hosta.  I tried the extra mulching last year and I think they were much better than before. used the gravel mulch mainly to stop dirt splashing onto the leaves when it rains but the foliage provided enough canopy to prevent this.  

My feeling about mulches now is that they should be "living" ...apart from succulents and similar 

Choysia tenata

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:34

I think it is a little hungry then Ann.  a granular fertiliser like fish blood and bone should make a difference 

Container Hosta Mulching

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:32

Never have hellebores attacked by slugs or snails.....it is weird how these gastropods have different localised "tastes" .  It may be because I remove flowered stems asap....the dying flowers prob attract them 

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:27

Excellent Runny

think we are agreed then....good soil, bigger deeper pot and good feeding.  Make sure your compost is rich 

Asprin

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:12

Lyn...I is shocked 

Container Hosta Mulching

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:59

Oooooo,,disagreeing here and wifh the expert!  

I mulch with a mixture of compost, pelleted chicken manure and fish blood and bone.  

Jennie, not convinced about gravel deterring slugs etc.  On my gravel path I see them.  And sand, another thing they don't like?  I live near the towans approaching the beach and they crawl over sand so ????

Hellebores

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:51

Runny,,it is prob drooping because it is hungry even thirsty.  It wont droop in the ground.

it will never be great in a pot.....it's a plant with roots that go deep and a hunger that a pot cannot satisfy.  (Oops!  Sounds like a triffid )

if you have to keep it in a pot at least a mulch including fish blood and bone will help 

Choysia tenata

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:47

Ann, which variety do you have?  Check the label....it might be one called Sundance

otherwise, how big a plant is it?  Newly planted ? Is soil heavy and wet? 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:44

Written those down and will google them later hosta...had already checked out majesty and like it a lot.  

asked before, I know, but why not start a hosta nursery?  You divide them anyway?

Runny, I know what you mean about wyevale prices for shears.  I took a friend down there few weeks back and was astonished at their prices.  They may be "upmarket" but not orth it.  Got Lidls own for a fraction of the price incl 3 year warranty .

picked my first lettuce today...delicious 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:43

Written those down and will google them later hosta...had already checked out majesty and like it a lot.  

asked before, I know, but why not start a hosta nursery?  You divide them anyway?

Runny, I know what you mean about wyevale prices for shears.  I took a friend down there few weeks back and was astonished at their prices.  They may be "upmarket" but not orth it.  Got Lidls own for a fraction of the price incl 3 year warranty .

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