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Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 10:58

Hoya hostafan

I guess you are the main man

I have been searching for best blue hosta for some time.  I have 2 blue including halcyon.  Both tend to become greeny blue as summer progresses.  I have looked at Bowdens.  

 which  is best blue and best yellow?  

My feeling is colour is better with added dried manure.......?

Charlie, I think astilbes between hostas adds variety and interest.  As Nut said you can move these as and when you like.  I like astrantias too near hostas and these will provide further interest.....check out a variety called Jumble Hole.  It is a gem.  Grasses like hackonechloa, Imperata red baron, black ophiopogon and carex testacea add great contrast and movement

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 09:21

Hip hip hip hooray 

Osmanthus burkwoodii

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:58

Hiya possum

I think they are just reacting to being indoors.  They are hardy plants and much better for being outside. why did you bring them indoors?

I would put them outside now.....if its not too cold where you are.....but cover with fleece to acclimatise them to being outside again.  You could leave for a month or so but I,would do it now.

They will be fine possum 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:49

Maybe I will change my mind about growing hostas together so will look forward to those pictures.  Always ready to learn and try different ways.  

 

2014

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:44

Keep the pics coming Marion.....and the info..... and keep warm 

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:42

Bex

He be a naughty boy ........good eh?  

Oops, I'll get my coat...........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:38

KEF,,sorry.  Dreaming of cars!  Hee hee 

Not the damage expected around the coast here last night or yesterday.  Lots of,sightseers at local Portreath to see "spectacular" waves..  Warnings tho to keep well back as large stones were being whipped up and tossed about 

Right now it's peaceful, dry with blue skies 

....had to break off there to grab a couple of crumpets 

Stacey your lo should still be in bed so don't give up your iPad.  iPads are for the grown ups 

Still got my head cold but I guess I'll be ok.......lol

Hope everybody keeps dry and warm today 

 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:47

Spot on nut.  

Never put two hostas together in my book even for colour contrast.  

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:41

If it's just beside the pond and not  overly boggy, consider a dierama.  Wonderful reflections in the water.  Astlbes, ferns, acteas for leaf colour and structure.

For simplicity and evergreen foliage and nice blue sprimg flowers how about vinca major Variegata?

Bex, cancel parkers.   Look, when your plants arrive from them you will know what most of us are talking about.

Check out Paddocks Plants.  Excellent quality for about £4 in 2 litre or bigger pots.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:31

Stacey, relax..I'm sure your clematis will be fine.  

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