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A gardening friend told me that if I cut off the purple flowers on the hosta it will make the plant stronger. I have tried it this year and will see if it makes a difference. Have you ever heard that. I bring the cutting inside and put it in a vase. Looks pretty.

20 Jul, 2010


No Valerie I've never cut the flowers - it may work as it would stop the plant using it's energy to produce seed - but then my Hostas are very vigorous and I have to chop them into a manageable size every year and give many pieces away. Probably it likes our high rainfall here.

20 Jul, 2010


Beautiful, I`ve bought Hostas for the first time this year, got them in pots with lots of gravel on top to start with as the slugs think my garden is slug paradise.

21 Jul, 2010


I think it must be too cold and muddy here for the slugs! Good luck with your Hostas Stroller.

22 Jul, 2010

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