Does anyone know why this has happened to my #hosta? Online it suggests it’s dying or dying down for winter but there has been new growth in the last week. Also plenty of water / moisture in the ground and although it gets a little direct sunshine it is about an hour at 5pm and it is mostly shaded by other plants. Thoughts? #help #advice #question
Oh Victoria your Hosta looks so sad! Initially I thought too much sun as I’ve seen similar damage on Hostas that really need to be in shade but from what you’ve said that’s obviously not the problem. I suggest you dig it up and check the roots in case something has been eating them or they have begun to rot. Then pot it up, give it a good feed and put it somewhere cool and shady but keep an eye on it. Good luck and keep me updated on its progress 😘
@jacaranda could it be sun ‘shock’? I had an Angelica growing nearby that has big umbrella leaves and it came down in the wind so I took it out. The hosta is in almost full shade but as I said, it does get an hour or so right in the evening as the sun is at the right angle. It could have been fully shaded by the Angelica and suddenly got more sun than normal? It grew in that spot last year and was very happy! Also, new leaves coming through and aren’t yellow or brown and seem happy?
It’s not something I would’ve expected to happen as Devon Blue is supposed to tolerate a little sun but it’s possible, Victoria. Why not try another option. As there are new leaves coming through and they’re all fine you could leave the plant where it is, cut off all the damaged leaves and see what new growth it puts on. Feed it regularly and watch it for any signs that the leaves are getting damaged again. If that doesn’t work I would dig it up and pot it on like I suggested earlier. 💚
#Help needed! To water or not to water?!?! It’s been a hot and humid day and my soil is a bit dry. However a huge storm is predicted at 1am tonight so they’ll get soaked! The challenge is that the weather forecast keeps moving the storm back and my plants are thirsty now! My soil is a bit slow draining (I’m working to improve it) but I don’t want to overwater! Should I just water in the morning if it doesn’t rain? Or water now and risk? Picture of my gorgeous #Hosta flower for attention!
Have a look if any plants seem particularly wilted now and only water those this evening. The rest of your plants can wait until the storm unless you spot some plants still looking wilted after a cool night.
@ublaszko thanks for the advice and you too @Keely! They got a mammoth drenching with a huge two hour storm and the ground can now be described as sodden. Thankfully lots of thunder and lightening and rain but not a single bit of damage to my plants 😅
@kez001uk I’d like to take the credit for selecting a good one, but given that I didn’t even know they flowered, let’s call it a happy accident!! @joanboston was telling me that some people cut the flowers off because they don’t like them 🤔 completely blew my mind that people did this!
Call me #naive but I hadn’t realised that a #Hosta will flower. Not sure why now I think about it 🤷♀️ This definitely feels like a #flower is coming and my other hosta has two of these just sprouting #bud #cantwait #devon-blue #foliage #uk 23-06-19
The one perk of having an infant garden is that the snails haven’t moved in yet! Which also means that my Hostas are still in tact despite all the rain! Weighing everything up, I’ll be glad when my garden has more wildlife though. The bees have already moved in, so excited to see what is next 👌