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A Host Of Hostas for you........

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No matter how small your garden is there is a Hosta for you, in the ground in a pot, they are beautiful plants last all summer they flower too and the perfume from some of the flowering ones is divine, so, here is a sample from our garden………


There are small medium and large leafed ones, smooth crinkly heart shaped……


Well are you tempted, I know the snails and the slugs love them as much as I do
but, where there is a will!!

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Surround them with crushed egg shells mixed with cayanne pepper it helps to keep those nasty slugs away.

2 Jun, 2010

 

you've got me hooked, I must get some for my garden... all in time, just need to decide which type, I love the varegated ones and all the different shapes.

2 Jun, 2010

 

You have a lovely collection there Dotty and they look super healthy too. I use crushed egg shells around mine. It does keep the nasties away to a large extent.

2 Jun, 2010

 

a lovely selection DD :)

2 Jun, 2010

 

My favourite too, DD. I brought several of my precious hostas from Britain with me in 2006 and they seem to have 'sulked' since then, but this year, after me telling them that they perform - or they go, they seem to have pulled themselves together and have given a lovely show! I have them in the shade alongside our boilerhouse and we refer to it as "Hosta Highway." I have the ones in your 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 8th photos - all VERY carefully protected from the slimies with copper collars! You have a lovely show!

2 Jun, 2010

 

the second one from the bottom is mine and has only come up with tiny leaves this year,it used to be in a pot,what kind of soil do they like and can you give me any tips as i love hostas

2 Jun, 2010

 

You have lots of nice ones. I like their flowers aswell

2 Jun, 2010

 

I can see now why they're so popular, your pics are very good, I'd no idea how many there are, For the first time I bought one a month ago, it's the one with white edges and so far the S&S's haven't seen it.

2 Jun, 2010

 

Fantastic selection Dotty, I have a few but they usually end up like lace curtains. :o)

2 Jun, 2010

 

Lovely collection, DD2. I have some similar ones too. I keep mine in pots which are now protected with copper tape, so far so good this year. I know they would love to be in the ground in my damp front garden soil but daren't risk it! I love your big blue leafed one, second to last photo and they all look lovely with raindrops glistening on them.

2 Jun, 2010

 

I have a small patch of semi-shade, is there a small one?

2 Jun, 2010

 

Wow - what wonderful specimens! Not a nibble to be seen, congratulations! Every year I promise to do better and every year I finish up with lace curtains, lol. The odd one - Krossa Regal springs to mind - are not bothered but the rest............. Oh well, there's always next year.

3 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks all for your comments, Heron there are many small varieties all different shades too. Nariz will have a look at your pics.

5 Jun, 2010

 

What a fabulous selection you have Dd! Love the water beads on the leaves too!

17 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Flori, since taking those pics some nasties have been a-nibbling.

17 Jun, 2010

 

Oh how I know that feeling Dd......... :~((

23 Jun, 2010

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