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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2022
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jacaranda

Day 15 of the #hostachallenge2022 and the big guns are out! #hosta #hosta-sumandsubstance #jacarandahostas 💚

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grantham

@jacaranda what a fantastic display gracing your garden.

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pelly

Wow, that's huge 💚💚💚

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juliesgarden

OH WOW 💚💚

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sieveheadsarah

That’s amazing Barbara, you’ve definitely saved the best till last 💚💚

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anges

Wowee!!! 💚💚💚

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jacaranda

Thank you 😘 It really needs splitting but it’s not going to be easy!! @grantham @hebelover @pelly @charlotte @juliesgarden @sieveheadsarah @anges

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joannie.a

A really big beauty

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godfreye

Wow Barbara think that’s the best one I’ve seen💚💚💚

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gjones

She’s beautiful 💚💚

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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jacaranda

Day 7 of the #hostachallenge2021 and I’ve saved the biggest until last! This one isn’t part of the #hostatheatre but it has pride of place at the front of the house 💚 #hosta #hosta-sumandsubstance #containergarden #mygardentoday 💚

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jacaranda

#hostachallenge

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juliesgarden

Huge 💚💚

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lilybee

Fabulous 💚, those leaves look as big as dinner plates! Have enjoyed seeing all your hostas, it's been interesting to focus on one plant across the week.

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

I cant wait for mine to get like that barbara, its a corker 👏👏👏

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charlotte

Wow. It's lovely

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sieveheadsarah

It’s ginormous Barbara 😍💚😍

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debs69

What a whopper 🥰

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anges

Wow!! 👀👀

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lovemygarden65

Wowzers that’s big 💚👍

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ShelleySnyder

Oooooeeee!💘😍

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sho47

That is just beautiful Barbara 😍Perfect!😍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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jacaranda

Final job today was to move this big boy into pride of place at the front of the house. #hosta #hosta-sumandsubstance #jacarandafrontview #mygardentoday 20/05/2019

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kez001uk

Oh wow 😯 he’s a giant 💚💚💚

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KariSamuel

I love the monster sized hostas!! 💚💚💚

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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jacaranda

I couldn’t let #foliagefriday pass without posting yet another photo of my huge Hosta! #hosta #sumandsubstance #mygardentoday 14/09/2018

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bluefox23

That does look like a big leaf!!

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lilybee

Lovely pic Barbara, what colour are the flowers on this one? @jacaranda

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jacaranda

They’re a very pale lilac, Sue, but I always think they’re far too insignificant for such a huge plant 😂 @lilybee

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lilybee

Thanks Barbara. Sorry another question - how do you keep the snails from having a banquet on the leaves or is it one of the varieties that's less likely to be eaten? @jacaranda

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jacaranda

I grow all my Hostas in pots, Sue. The pots are sited on gravel, or off the ground on staging, and then the top of each pot is topped with a thick layer of gravel. The slugs and snails rarely manage to make their way over the gravel base but if they do they don’t make it over the gravel topping. @lilybee

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lilybee

Thanks for the great advice Barbara, will give this a go, I don't have any hosts at the moment but have a shady area that needs some different plants. @jacaranda

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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jacaranda

Getting bigger every day........and there are buds! #hosta #containergarden #frontgarden

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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jacaranda

This #hosta just gets bigger and bigger! #sumandsubstance #container #mygardentoday

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rosiepetzold

Looks as if you might have to divide it next Spring.

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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jacaranda

It had to be done! One leaf 🌱 measures almost 40cm from top to tip and it's 33cm wide. Oh, and there's no slug 🐌 damage anywhere! Now I have to wait for the flowers! 😍

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rachelbrooks

Bloomin' 'eck! 😳😬👍🏼

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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jacaranda

I must repot this giant in the autumn but where will I find a container that's big enough! 😂 #hostasumandsubstance #containers #mygardentoday

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brightcolours

Sure is huge!!

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