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Problem with a hosta and some rhubarb
Please can anyone tell me what is the problem with:
a) the hosta (leaves going brown)
b) the rhubarb (it has brown spots all over the leaves)
in the pictures below.
Many thanks.

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I agree

16 Jul, 2012


Not sure about the hosta problem being down to the weather, as we have had exceptionally hot dry weeks, and 2 of my little variegated hostas have gone brown. I thought it was because I'd moved them in spring, but they were now getting too much sun.

16 Jul, 2012


Thanks for all the replies.

Probably the rhubarb IS down to the weather.

As to the hosta, I wondered whether it might have had its leaves scorched? I bought it a couple of weeks ago, and it's sat outside in a pot waiting for me to plant it.

I know it sounds ridiculous to suggest sunburn in this awful weather, but we have had the occasional glimpse! However, I suppose if that is the case, it would scorch in the border too, and since it will live in a border for the rest of its life, as do everyone else's hostas, perhaps that's not very likely.

16 Jul, 2012

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