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grindle

By grindle

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I needed somewhere to plant my hostas, the problem is most of the ground where I had space is very free draining, but not to be put off, I marked out this space

next took the grass off


I then dug down about a spade and half depth, lined the hole with old pond liner, remembering to put some holes in it, filled the earth back in


I now have a bed that will hopefully hold onto the moisture that the hostas need, and that they will appreciate being in the ground at long last

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I did just the same thing a couple of years ago grindle, had a border near the pond that also had trees at the back so every time we had warm weather the trees took all the moisture and the plants wilted, dug everything up, dug down around three feet, (think the neighbours thought I was burying a body,lol), put old pond liner in and replanted, much better, plants have grown brilliantly.

29 May, 2010

 

There's proof for you Grindle, looks like you've cracked it, clever you. Hope it doesn't flood in winter!!! If so you could always tick a fofk in it. What variety of Hostas are they?

29 May, 2010

 

Good thinking. More planting space! :-)))))

29 May, 2010

 

What a good idea, happy hostas now :-))))

29 May, 2010

 

Good idea. It is looking well and the hostas will come on a treat :~))

29 May, 2010

 

..........and less lawn to mow!!!! They look very happy already.

29 May, 2010

 

Less mowing and then the wretched edging has to be a good thing
:-)))))))))))))))))

29 May, 2010

 

Ron, the only ones I can remember are Liberty, Royal Ruffles and Barbara Ann, a couple of un-named ones in there too.
Simbad, I didn't go down quite that far, but it's nice to know yours worked.
I can't wait for it all to fill out :)

29 May, 2010

 

Good idea! They look happy Hostas....

29 May, 2010

 

Well Grindle they always say `where there`s a will there`s a way` so happy hostas from now on.

29 May, 2010

 

I only have three and have kept them it pots thinking it would be easier to keep slugs and snails away. Is it more of a problem when they are in the ground to you think?

29 May, 2010

 

great idea grindle, im lucky with my hostas, they seem happy in my ground, maybe cause its clay below which water doesnt drain away quickly,

29 May, 2010

 

Well done Grindle, Im sure the Hostas will love those conditions;0)

29 May, 2010

 

Do snails eat Hostas? I've bought one for the first time, pale green with white edges, I rarely see slugs but no shortage of snails.

29 May, 2010

 

Sorry Heron but my Slugs just love them! those in the borders get shredded but the ones I have in large pots rarely get any damage!

29 May, 2010

 

Good luck with your Hostas, we do feed ours which helps them to grow....

29 May, 2010

 

I'm not feeding mine, Dd - that anonymous one is HUGE already! It might take over the ferns, hellebores and everything else if I fed it! LOL.

30 May, 2010

 

yes Heron the old S&S spare not a leaf if you leave them to chance :(

30 May, 2010

 

That seems like a good idea :o) I hope it works for you .

30 May, 2010

 

thanks Hywel, so far they look happy enough

1 Jun, 2010

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