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By Sadie

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

when is the best time to lift and separate hostas

Asked from the GoYpedia hosta plants page



Hi Sadie,have just uploaded photos of my Hostas and I wait until they look really sorry, the slugs have had their fill, and past their best.I cut them right back then I tip them out ,put a spade through them to seperate,and repot them ready for next year.Its probably not correct but I am happy with the outcome,kerryvw.

9 Aug, 2014


I did my only Hosta in the spring, just before it started to grow very much, I used an old bread knife to cut through the roots!! I potted the 2 bits up in some fresh compost, watered and fed with general fertiliser and sprinkled some little blue slug pellets right in the middle of the plant where all the snails and slugs go. If you look at my photos I have put a pic of them on recently. They are doing very well. :))

9 Aug, 2014


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