We have started the Propagator for the first time this year. We had some small off-cuts from a Katherine Lewis that had been divided so took the opportunity to pop them into the propagator and start the process rolling. Look forward to seeing them in a few weeks time.
Just couldn’t resist posting some pictures after the rain this morning.
Recently went and picked up shipment of Hostas from the other side of the Country. Some beautiful specimens. A list of some of them, Lakeside Spellbinder, Dinner Jacket, Designer Genes, First Frost, Patriots, Paradigm, amongst other ones.
Several of the Mouse Hostas have woken up and are starting to show their colours, Funny Mouse, Smiling Mouse, Mousecapades and You’re so Vein. Hopefully the others will be coming soon Blue Mouse Ears, Ruffled Mouse, Snow Mouse, and Dancing Mouse.
Checked on the hostas today at our Milverton site. Garlic spraying and checking for slugs and snails. Came across a very nice surprise, our first flower on our Bluebells. I normally get the feeling spring has arrived once I see them. Not sure how they will feel though with the weather forecast for this week!
The Hostas at our Milverton Site waking up. This is a selection of photographs of them after they had their garlic spray. Canadian Blues, Francee, So Sweet, Lakeside Cha Cha, Summer Fragrance, Wide Brim, Halcyon, Devon Greens, Patriots, Frances Williams, Krossa Regals, Elegans, and many, many more.
The first morning for a long time when there has been dew on the leafs of Hostas.
Moving Hostas between sites. Blue Ivorys, Funny Mouse, Bob Olson, Dilithium Crystal, Canadian Blues, Yellow Polka Dot Bikinis, and the odd, Blue Angel, Ruffled Mouse, Snow Mouse, Emerald Tiara and Autumn Frosts.
I thought I would share a couple of photos of our young Coconut and Custard Hostas. The pictures have not been adjusted, but they look so vibrant and almost like flowers opening up!