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rachelbrooks

The garden is a love song...a duet between a human being and Mother Nature 🎶👩🏻‍🌾🥀

Hosta

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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rachelbrooks

Looking lush 💚 so much better now than when it was in the border. And it Hosta 🤨 be a record for this one...11 flowers appearing and flowering earlier than normal this year! 💃🏻 #Hosta

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belindah

Wow well done! It looks spectacular...I had to put all mine in pots too..

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belindah

With copper tape around each pot ...and theyre so great this year too!

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lexijane

I need your tips for how amazing that looks. Mine have all gone to hosta heaven (more like hosta hell) 😏

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Keely

That looks superb and not a bite in sight 💚💚💚

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rachelbrooks

Yay Belinda! 👍🏼 I think they definitely do better in pots! I tried the copper tape last year, but only a cheapy one and it did t stick very well. So I gave up! @belindah

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rachelbrooks

It’s a different plant since it’s been in the pot babe. Other than that I have got a layer of gravel on top of the soil - hopefully to keep the 🐌 away and also to retain moisture and I water 💦water 💦water 💦it! Seems to have worked 👍🏼😊 although all the lovely dwarf ones I bought last year haven’t fared as well...got four left out of ten! 🙈 @lexijane oh and it gets quite a lot of shade but not full...gets a couple of hours of sunlight a day

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rachelbrooks

Well there wasn’t chicken! Not from the 🐌🐌 anyway...Wilma has had a go though! 😆 @Keely

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debs69

Wow what a lovely specimen 🥰

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Debs ☺️ I am chuffed to bits with it 😊 @debs69

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debs69

You should be loud and proud about it 😘. I love them but have never had any success in pots or in the garden @rachelbrooks 😬

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jaynehynesburton

I put my Whirlwind in the ground when I moved here, it's been eaten alive, it's going back in a pot. It's always been so lovely. I like that copper tape, last few years not one bite on it. Yours looks fab

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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rachelbrooks

Can’t believe how mahoosive my hostas are this year!! 🙌🏼 And not a mark on them! (I should keep schtum shouldn’t I?! 🙈) Plantain #lily

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pelly

That's a beautiful 💚💚

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juliesgarden

Fantabulous chuck ....too dry for the munchers 😉😆👍

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sieveheadsarah

Wowzers, it's huge!!! I think I'm going to put mine back in a pot as its full of holes since I planted it in the ground 😡

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rachelbrooks

I’m so pleased it’s doing well Jane after the decimation of it a couple of years ago! @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Guess it must be me duck. But I took this out of the border a couple of years ago and it seems to love the pot! Fingers crossed it stays that way! 😬🤞🏼 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

That’s what I did with this Sarah. It was being destroyed as soon as it grew when it was in the border 😢 it’s much happier in the pot 👍🏼 @sieveheadsarah

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pelly

Well you’d never guess looking at it now 💚💚

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sieveheadsarah

That's that sorted Rachel, looks like I need to buy another pot!!! 😂👍🏼😂

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susanhumphrey333

Yay. Looks lovely Rachel 😍👌

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scaryskates

Oooh flop flips 😆

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flof1952

Mine are in pots Rachel and all 3 are humongous. I've never had a problem with slugs either 👌☺🌿

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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rachelbrooks

A little #outofseason but my Hostas always seem to flower as the foliage is dying back and way behind everyone else's 🤔 also, why does the top left pic remind me of Kermit the frog..? 🐸

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daisy65

Blimey Rachel!! These are soooo late 😳 mine flowered in June! 💜

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pelly

Worth the wait though even if one of them is a frog 🐸🐸🐸

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rachelbrooks

I know right!!! I always panic when everyone else is posting pics of theirs...until I remember that mine are obviously late bloomers! 🙄 @daisy65

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rachelbrooks

Please tell me you can see it Jane? Or am I delirious with this bug I've got?! 🙈😂 @pelly

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pauline33

😂😂I see it Rachel great pictures 👌🐸🐸💜

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pelly

Of course I can, have you taken your medication today my dear 😂😂😂 Sorry couldn't resist, sorry to hear you are under the weather, I hope you are feeling better soon 😘😘😘

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rachelbrooks

See Jane...Pauline can see Kermit! 😂 and thanks, just a cold but boy do I ache! @pelly @pauline33

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pelly

😂😃😄I have every sympathy, I had it a few weeks ago, it was nasty for a few days. 😨😨😨

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rachelbrooks

Thank you 😘 hopefully it'll move along quickly! @pelly

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daisy65

At least it blooms for you ☺️

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susanhumphrey333

I think that's the best time as mine get earlier each year and the leaves never look the same afterwards. I cut all the leaves back a couple of weeks ago as they were so yellow 😔

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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rachelbrooks

Hosta looking much better now it's away from 'slimer corner'! #variegated

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lexijane

💚💚💚

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ukjohnny

..a picture of health it is

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rachelbrooks

I almost daren't say it...but it's the best it's ever been! 😬🤐 @ukjohnny

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Keely

Looks lush 💚💚💚 mine is getting its flowers on now despite been battered by winds again today poor thing its trying to look good even though its been through the mill n back 👍

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susanhumphrey333

Slimer Corner 😂 Looking good Rachel 😊

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rachelbrooks

Aww a little fighter then Keely 🥊 and your flowers are early as well then...mine don't flower till towards the end of summer @Keely

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rachelbrooks

🙊 it's the shady, damp corner Sue and the slimers abound there! 😁😁 and I'm pleased with it - a bit different to how it looked last year! 👍🏼💚 @susanhumphrey333

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