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dividing hostas

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:00

Used to sell plants and dividing hostas was a regularly successful thing.  For me division could be done at any time of year.  However spring is safe and, as Obelixx said, a bread knife is perfect.

a large hosta divided and replanted as a group looks far more effective than the original plant. usually hostas respond very quickly

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Posted: 27/01/2015 at 12:54

Thank you everybody 

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:30

No Chicky.  Nematodes for warm weather use only.   They will only be supplied at the appropriate time anyway

Are they any good now

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:28

Bekkie, it's not really just about viruses.  

Barry, if it's about sentiment for your neighbour how about taking just one plant? on a practical level new plants will be easier to plant and be more productive 

 

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 00:27

Because it's such a lot to cut back I would wait until spring.  New growth could be damaged. We are getting mild spells then cold then mild again so new growth could be affected.

 

Are they any good now

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 21:32

No Barry.  Nothing you can do for viruses.  

Sorry looking good heuchea

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 21:05

Divide heuchera into a few pieces and pot each. If the Woody pieces aren't rotten they will regrow. plant deeply. 

wash the pieces so they are clean and clearly free from vine weevil and use fresh compost.  I divide heucheras at least every 2 years and they regrow very quickly.  

dividing hostas

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:59

I would wait just a few weeks and then divide.  

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Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:04

Yes I think a plant will be appropriate Edd

my niece wants to get a ring....ashes to glass?  Anyone done this.  At first I thought it was horrendous but a nice gold ring and stone that Morwenna "can keep forever" ?   .  A teaspoon of ashes mixed with the metal...?  I don't know.  Too soon to consider carefully I guess.  Is it appropriate!  Is it creepy!  

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:14

Heck, the vine weevil grubs down here are huge.  At least 15 cm long with huge razor like teeth 

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