Hosta talk Bowdens

May 2020

Peter Savage from Bowdens Nursery shared his extensive knowledge of host on our very first zoom talk !

Top tips 

Low growing and ideal for planting under shrubs these hardy perennials are happiest in dappled shade and a water retentive fertile soil.

They are very hardy so thrive in north facing site or in frost pockets

Hosta’s come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes and textures  including blue green , gold , heart shape and crinkly. Foliage is good for cutting.

Hosta’s with ribbed leaves are much susceptible to slug damage

Best Hosta’s to Grow 

‘Frosted Mouse ears ‘

‘El Nino’

‘Hanky Panky’

‘Love Pat’

‘Sum and substance’