I can’t imagine the garden without Hostas in the borders and tubs
Hosta Julie Morss
In tubs and in the borders Hostas are the ultimate foliage plant.
Well, slugs can be a problem, not in our garden though, as yet they haven’t found their way into our new garden, I guess that will happen soon enough. (slug control methods)
I have never come across a perennial plant which thrives in pots better than Hostas. I have had some in the same pots for over ten years. Coping with being given a liquid feed twice a year in Summer. Another good thing, slugs are less of a problem with Hostas in pots
Hosta Pauls Glory
I like the ones with variegated leaves although Halcyon with the bluish leaves is a firm favourite.
I am also very fond of Ferns. Here are some in our Aberdeen garden
Flowers do appear in July/August, they are not bad, perhaps nothing to rave about. They can make the whole plant look messy as the blooms are going over, I usually cut them back when this happens.
Hostas are normally looking at their very best in mid-June whilst the leaves are fresh.
Hosta fragrant bouquet
The main requirement for Hosta is shade some may well tolerate a bit of sunshine but generally speaking, they are a shade loving plant.
Do you have a favourite Hosta? it
Hosta Dress Blue
August now and unlike last year some of the perennials have had to be cut back. The weather this year in Scotland has been more like a typical English Summer. It looks like you guys down south have to suffer extreme heat for us to enjoy a decent Summer.
The perennials may well give a second flush in late August/September. Meantime August has started off cooler and cloudier, ah well, Summer may return soon.
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