Was waiting for some things to finish this morning, and noticed the dew drops on the leaves of the Hostas. You can almost feel the beginning of Autumn. Still potting on and splitting Hostas at the moment. Busy, busy.
Thought I’d show you the lineup of Limey Lisas that were in the propagator and have developed into new plants.
I thought I’d give a little update on the small Krossa Regal plantlet that was in the propagator.
Since the temperatures have reduced and the rainfall has increased the Hostas have perked up no end, so I thought I would put together some pictures to show you how several of them have improved. Before this weather break some of them were really suffering.
Here are 2 new photographs of a small cutting from the propagator. Originally this was a stem with some leaf of a Krossa Regal which had the tiniest bit of node at the end of it. Now you can see that the stem as died completely back and the resultant node has grown a new growth shoot. In the propagator it looked like a dead stem, once we removed the module low and behold a lovely new plantlet. This is now going back into the propagator for a few more days to strengthen up and then we will bring out and pot on.
Another one of the new arrivals is Praying Hands looks more like a clump of grass than the traditional Hosta with its glossy green twisted leaves on upright stems with a very narrow white border. This makes a very striking unusual sight when several are grouped together.
Position: Sun, Partial Shade
Thought I’d start introducing some of the new additions we have received. This is another nice little Hosta which looks great in person – Rock Island Line. It has started to settle down after we received them a week ago and potted them up.
Hosta Rock Island Line is a tiny Hosta with sharp contrasting creamy white margin. Leaves are slightly shiny on the top, flat, ovate, rounded at base, with green stems. This is a great grower and is ideal for ground coverage or in pots.
Height: 15 – 20cm
Spread: 30 – 40cm
Position: Partial Shade
Its been a couple days now, so here is a quick look to see how the plants are settling down.
Well as promised here are some photographs about receiving a shipment from our supplier. We took lots of photographs, so I won’t put all on as it would be like watching paint dry. I’ll show you how they arrive, and then putting 2 varieties in their pots. You’re so Vain and Sapphire Pillows.
Well as promised here are some of the photographs of the Patriots after doing their 2 week time in the propagator. They have all now been planted on into new 1 Litre Pots. We will keep a close eye on them and see how they develop. Their slots have now been taken up with a divided Limey Lisa, some remnants of Rock Island Line, 1 remaining section of Patriot and a Krossa Regal.