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Can anyone help ID this for me?

Question from Silentboo

In forum: Identify a plant

For a while I thought it might be a hosta, but recently read about false lily-of-the-valley. The previous owner mainly planted hardy, easy to care-for, vigorous plants alongside climbing roses so the latter would tally, but after reading some comments about it being a bit pesty I've started to worry. I've dug up half of it, but left the other section, it had a tuber-type thing at its base.
Its never seemed that healthy and I its not flowered in the couple of years we've been here.

  • Posted: Mon. 28th April 2014 08:08

Re: Suggestion for full shade plant

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: General

First you have to add a lot of compost, I use my mower and grind all the leaves of the trees in Fall and throw it on the beds, you do this year after year and you will create a half decent place to plant. Cherry trees have quite a few surface roots, so what you have is dry shade, start with small plants and plant in Fall.
For shrubs, nothing tolerates those conditions better than aucuba picturata has yellow leaves, and if you have a male close by it produces lovely red berries in Jan. choisya aztec pearl is another evergreen shrub with lovely white flowers in spring.
For bulbs, hardy cyclamen and erythronium, for ground covers lamium sliver beacon, for perennials any of the white and green hostas, brunnera Jack frost, liriope silver dragon, I believe, polygonatum hybridum, there is a variegated variety, geranium phaeum 'Margery fish, and try anemone hybridum Honorine Jobert, try kerengeshoma palmatum. With the perennials, it will take some effort to get them established.
Good luck.

  • Posted: Tue. 20th August 2013 21:52

Re: Need help with identification

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It doesn't look like a hosta - more likely a kind of sedum.

  • Posted: Mon. 17th June 2013 11:21

Need help with identification

Photo from Jessica Byrd

In forum: Identify a plant

My mom gave me this plant. She says its a type of hosta but I cannot find it online. Does anyone know what this is? Thanks

  • Posted: Mon. 17th June 2013 00:20

Can anyone help me identify this plant?

Question from Neil Berrow

In forum: Identify a plant

We inherited this plant in our garden. It is a long stem, maybe about 2 feet in height, with pointy, fern like leaves, and white bell shaped flowers hanging down underneath in little rows. Originally the flowers looked like little droplets, but now they are starting to turn green at the bottom and open out like bells. We thought they might be a type of hosta, but are clueless!

  • Posted: Thu. 6th June 2013 15:41

Re: Re: can someone identify this flower for me please

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: New member

looks like a hosta, if it is, it is an out door plant.

  • Posted: Mon. 3rd June 2013 12:45

Re: Novice Gardner in need of some help!

Message from Wendy J Hicks

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, first pic is Centaurea montana ... second looks like Cornus stolonifera 'Flavirema' ... thirdly is a Hosta, quite possibly 'June'
Happy gardening :-))

  • Posted: Wed. 29th May 2013 10:46

Re: Novice Gardner in need of some help!

Message from Roger B

In forum: Identify a plant

No 1 is Centaurea montana
No 2 I think is a hydrangea of some description
No 3 is a Hosta. There are several variegated varieties so would not want to try to guess which cultivar this is

  • Posted: Wed. 29th May 2013 10:44

Re: Re: Growing in a pot and yellow leaves

Message from Laura_Failla

In forum: Hosta sieboldiana 'Bressingham Blue'

Thank you for the advices!!! I try to find all the slugs..they were very little. I found "only" three. Tomorrow I do a double check. I put around the plant some little blu balls against the slugs..what do you think about this type of measure?
I'm used to giving her some water every day. I hope it's good.
I've read the perfect time to divide the plant will be between August and September...I think I'll put the Hosta in a bigger pot or in the earth...:)

  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2013 20:35

Re: Growing in a pot and yellow leaves

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Hosta sieboldiana 'Bressingham Blue'

There you go - you found the culprits for the holes!
Your hosta will be happy in shade so I doubt 3 hours of sun will be affecting it. It's possible that the leaves that are yellow have been nibbled from the base and are dying.
There may well be tiny little slugs or snails in the crown of the plant. Have a good root around. The slugs will be a very light beige colour and very difficult to see.
Hostas grow fine in pots but you must remember to keep them well watered. There will come a time when you have to divide your plant as it will eventually get too bit. That's good news though - more plants :)
Once you are sure there are no more slugs or snails in there - it might be a good idea to place some fine grit over the surface. Another tip I've read but not used is smearing vaseline around the rim of the pot.
If you don't mind using slug pellets - place no more than 6 on top of the compost. That should see off any that remain before you start preventative measures.

  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2013 16:41

Growing in a pot and yellow leaves

Question from Laura_Failla

In forum: Hosta sieboldiana 'Bressingham Blue'

Hi!
I've got a Hosta Sieboldiana and is growing in a pot. I would like to know if the pot could be a good place for the plant or if it could cause some problems.
Moreover in these last days i've noticed that the plant starts to have 3 yellow leaves whit holes.

I haven't said that I try to put the Hosta in partial shade but during the morning she has 3 hours of sun. Today I've found three little,little snails. :(


thank you
Laura

  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2013 13:52

Re: Can someone please tell me what this plant is?

Message from Niky Symes

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, looks like a Hosta to me - loves the shade & attracts the slugs!

  • Posted: Mon. 27th May 2013 12:38

Re: Re: Will my Hosta grow back?

Message from Lynne.London Woodland Garden.

In forum: Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Thank you Elaine,will look out for it reappearing!

  • Posted: Tue. 2nd April 2013 15:00

Re: Will my Hosta grow back?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

It is still early, hostas are tough plants.

  • Posted: Fri. 29th March 2013 19:35

Will my Hosta grow back?

Question from Lynne.London Woodland Garden.

In forum: Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

I have planted a giant blue Hosta in a pot,it looked great last year and was the first time I have planted a Hosta,but it has died back completely and there is no sign of any new growth-is this normal at this time of year or has it died?? Any advice gratefully received!!

  • Posted: Fri. 29th March 2013 17:58

Re: Hostas

Message from Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery

In forum: Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Yes Horse Manure is ideal as it is low in nitrogen if the horses are bedded on sawdust this will lock up more of the nitrogen so add some wood ashes and if you have any coffee grounds or tea leaves mix it in with the manure. If well rotted ie no smell and black you can mulch the top of the bed without digging it into the soil.

  • Posted: Mon. 18th March 2013 20:50

Re: Re: Hostas

Message from Ishbel

In forum: Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Very helpful thank you Bali-Hai - I have a lot of manure from my horses fed on haylage would that work?
Ishbel

  • Posted: Mon. 18th March 2013 17:55

Re: Hostas

Message from Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery

In forum: Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

Hostas require a ph of 6.5 to 7.5 ideally from neutral to slight alkaline. The soil we grow our National Hosta collection in is ph 7 on the allkaline side. To lower Alkaline add more organic matter plenty of leaf mould, peat or well rotted manure. When using manure make sure to use only calf manure feed on hay. Cow manure feed on silage can be toxic to the soil and will burn the roots of any plant.
There is no set variety that like the extremes of too high an alkaline soil.
Hope this helps.
Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery

  • Posted: Mon. 18th March 2013 13:09

Hostas

Question from Ishbel

In forum: Hosta 'Fire and Ice'

are there any hostas that like alkaline soil?

  • Posted: Sun. 17th March 2013 18:55

Re: Slugs and snails

Message from Diana Grant

In forum: Container gardening

I have not been successful with copper - I put it round my hosta tub, and the hostas were still decimated. Slug pellets, especially metaldehyde-based ones, do work, but are expensive, and I do worry about pets and wildlife. I believe that hedgehogs eat slugs, and I think birds do, so encouraging a bit of wildlife would help. But I don't get any hedgehogs, and few birds, as I try to discourage them because everyone in our neighbourhood has a cat.
I have found slug pots fairly successful, if you put beer in them - they are attracted by the smell and then climb in and die blissfully. Again this is not particularly cheap.
This leaves my tried and tested method - collecting them with a trowel at dawn or dusk, especially when it has been raining, putting them in a plastic container containing a little water, and sprinkling them with salt. It's rather disgusting, but it certainly works. On a bad day I have collected as many as 100 at a time early this year. My aim is always to clear the garden before they have a chance to multiply, and that seems to have worked.
I have even written a webpage: http://www.squidoo.com/war-on-slugs, and another called http://www.squidoo.com/gardening-disasters

  • Posted: Sat. 3rd November 2012 20:28