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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We took a break from NGS openings in 2021/22 but we’ll be back in 2023!

Hosta (Tardiana Group) 'June'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2022
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jacaranda

Fading fast now! #foliagefriday #hosta #hosta-june #containergarden #autumncolours 💚

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pelly

Love this stage, the yellow really shines 💛💛💛

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2022
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jacaranda

Although she’s starting to look a bit yellow around the edges June is holding up well. Her friend Alchemilla isn’t looking too bad either! #shadeloving #hosta #hosta-june #alchemilla 💚

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italydiva

They are looking good Barbara. Your wonderful hosta collection has pushed me to invest in a few more myself…just ordered 2 x blue mouse ears for pots either side of our small shaded patio and an Elegans for our larger patio. The shaded area by the table on the latter is pretty full already but as with anything, sure I’ll be able to squeeze it in, even if we have to lose a chair 😂

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jacaranda

This one is faring quite well as it’s in the shade at the front of the house but the main collection in the Hosta theatre aren’t happy as it’s too hot!!! I’m sure your new ones will look lovely and I’m delighted to have inspired you to get a few more. I know you won’t regret it!!! 😘😘 @italydiva

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2022
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jacaranda

This could be #foliagefriday and #friendlyfriday as the #alchemilla has found a way of using #hosta-june as a prop! #hosta #jacarandahostas #containergarden #mygardentoday 💚

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Auricula

Lovely effect💚

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cheriej

They look lovely together! Tell everyone you meant for that to happen. 😂😂

22w
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jacaranda

@cheriej Good plan! It’s not a happy accident but a carefully designed feature!!! 👍😂😘

22w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2022
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jacaranda

Day 9 of the #hostachallenge2022 and it’s time to feature a #hosta that isn’t part of the Hosta Theatre. ‘June’ sits on the gravel bed next to the front door where she can be seen by everyone. She’s now reached 70cm across so she’ll probably need dividing next spring! #hosta-june 💚

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pelly

This is such a beautiful one Barbara 💚💚💚

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sieveheadsarah

She’s a beauty Barbara 💚

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joannie.a

Great looking hosta

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ladeebug

Gorgeous ❤️

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jacaranda

Thank you! It’s a popular variety for a very good reason!!! @pelly @sieveheadsarah @joannie.a @ladeebug @charlotte 😂😂

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cee

That's beautiful Barbara.

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cheriej

Gorgeous!!🥰

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jacaranda

This one is the best looking Hosta in my collection so far 👍 @cee @cheriej 💚

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hkyfvr

June is lovely 💚💚

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debs69

June is a cracker 🤩

29w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2022
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jacaranda

June’s leaves are unfurling nicely, getting ready for the #hostachallenge2022 💚 #hosta #hosta-june #foliagefriday #green 💚

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juliesgarden

Wow fantastic Barbara 💚💚

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Auricula

Beautiful colour💚

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ShelleySnyder

Oooolala! What a beauty!💘😍

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hkyfvr

So beautiful 💚

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pelly

That's a stunner Barbara 💚💙💚

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italydiva

Stunning…just added to my wish list 😍

33w
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anges

I've just split mine of these so fingers crossed I'll have 2 this year! 😃💚

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vegandmore

Wow 😯 I have no chance 😭

33w
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aemilia

One day I'm going to have outside garden, I will plant it there 😊 Yours looks very beautiful and healthy!

33w
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lesliecole49

Now see, your June is much farther along than mine

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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jacaranda

Day 6 of the #hostachallenge2021 and here’s ‘June’. I had two identical pots but one wasn’t doing too well so I split it. Now I’ve got one big one and half a dozen in various sizes. #hosta #hosta-june #hostachallenge #containergarden

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anges

Fabulous! I must split mine this time round 🙂

2w
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pelly

I really like this one, it may be first on my list 💚💚💚

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juliesgarden

Another lovely one , great markings 💚

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Thats a beauty barbara, another for me endless wishlist 🙄 im glad it over tomorrow 😂

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debs69

Lovely ☺️

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jacaranda

I’ve got loads more, Dave 🤣 I could go on for another six months 🤥🤣😘 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

I can imagine barbara. Ive just had 2 more arrive 😁

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

🙄 the two new ones that have just arrived, ive already got 🤭🤭🤭

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jacaranda

How did that happen? Have you lost your marbles or just your plant labels 🤣🤣🤣 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

@jacaranda im a bit forgetful marking them up barbara 🙄

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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jacaranda

#hostatips I always top dress my pots with a layer of gravel or small stones in an effort to keep the #slugsandsnails away. #hosta #hosta-june #containergarden

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midnightgardener

Looking beautiful and healthy 💚💚💚

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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jacaranda

I’ve always had two pots of ‘June’ at the front of the house but last year one was fabulous (bottom left) and one was looking very sad. Yesterday I decided to repot both. The fabulous one is now in a new pot (bottom right) but in the sad one I found signs of vine weevils and half the plant was missing! After washing the soil off and disposing of all the nasties I split what was left and now have five new plants (top photo). Candidates for next year’s #hostachallenge perhaps 🤔🤞🤣💚

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johninbrighton

@jacaranda ...... This looks like a good collection Barbara ...... like you, I found some Vine Weevil last week in one of my pots ...... I pinched them all out (hopefully) and the little Robin had a good feast .

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joanboston

I treat all my pots with nematodes every spring. Nasty little blighters

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

I didnt know the little blighters liked hosta,s barbara. I think their to busy on my heuchera's here 😡

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pelly

That's a stunning one Barbara 💚💚💚

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lovemygarden65

Oh no didn’t know the blighters liked Hosta 🤬

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hayleyaj

Anything in pots or baskets Dave. The dreaded #vineweevil will not discriminate 🙁 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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anges

Love the colour and markings 💚💚💚

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jacaranda

I used nematodes in spring last year, Joan, but I think this one became infected much later in the year 🙁 Do you treat your pots just once or regularly throughout the summer? @joanboston 🤔

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jacaranda

I’ve read that the vine weevil will go for plants that are under stress. I wonder how they know which ones are stressed 🤔 @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co @lovemygarden65 @hayleyaj

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awomanonabike

Every cloud and all that Barbara. What a wonderful collection you have as a result 😍

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jacaranda

You’re right, Jacqueline. Let’s hope they all grow up to be flaming Junes 🤣🤣 @awomanonabike

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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jacaranda

Day 1 of the #hostachallenge with @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co and @lesliecole49 💚💚 June never fails to put on a great show but she might need a bigger pot next year! #containergarden #jacarandahostas

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oldgreyheron

Good morning Barbara, what is the #hostachallenge ? Mine are somewhat behind yours as far as I can see!

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

@oldgreyheron its a competition mike, to put your best hostas up for the next 7 days. I think barbara will win easily. But dont tell her 🤫

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oldgreyheron

Thanks David. I’ll keep your thoughts about winners secret 😂

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solly1961

Beautiful condition, love the colours

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cee

Fabulous! Have you been painting the leaves Barbara🖌🤔😉

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jacaranda

I saw one of Dave’s Hosta posts, Mike, and thought it would be fun for us to post a Hosta a day as a challenge. Lockdown is getting tedious and I needed some excitement in my life again!!! From what I’ve already seen I think @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co might have this one in the bag 🤣🤣 @oldgreyheron

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jacaranda

‘June’ is such a beautiful specimen, Celina. 💚 I hope all’s well with you 😘😘 @cee

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lilybee

That's lovely Barbara. I think you could probably post 10 a day and still have some spare! Does Dave know you've got over 100 to choose from! 😄😄 @jacaranda @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

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jacaranda

🤫 don’t tell him, Sue 🤣 @lilybee

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cee

All good here thank you😘. You? X

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

@lilybee im a good cheat sue 🤫

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