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Choose a container that suits the shape of your plant and put crocks in the base for drainage.
Add a layer of pebbles or gravel to improve drainage and add weight in order to stabilise the pot.
Pour in a layer of loam-based compost. This will provide nutrition for long periods and add weight to the pot.
Water the plant well, remove it from its pot and pop it into its new container. The rootball should sit just below the rim.
Fill around the rootball with compost, pushing it down firmly until it is level with the top of the rootball. Water regularly, adding a liquid feed every week from late spring through to late summer.
Cover the compost and any gaps between the leaves with pebbles or ornamental mulch, then water thoroughly.
24/11/2011 at 15:27
how tolerant is a hosta to very cold winters ie -15 degrees c