17. Dec, 2015

Hostas

As always the hostas have been magnificient.  Their large puckered leaves bring an exuberance to the shady realms of the garden.  This year I tried putting sawdust around them to combat the snails.  this worked well until the leaves got to a size that they were touching the hellebores and other plants and thus making a brindge for the snails without them having to crawl on the sawdust so out came the slug bait again.  but I have used much less bait this year