Just bought my first hosta
And I'm in love! I've not really didn't much time looking at foliage plants yet, but I think this is the beginning! A have two part shade borders to fill, so there's plenty of opportunity. Here's my first: guacamole. Which other part shade foliage plants, and hostas, do you love?
In my last garden I had a big, moist shade bed with several large leaved hostas, candelabra primulas, astilbes and astilboides, chelone, lily of the valley, ligularias, hakonechloa, ferns......... Plenty of variety in both season of interest and leaf form and colour. I used a mix of vigilance and scant sprinklings of the wildlife friendly slug pellets from mid Feb to mid July to deal with slugs.
In this new garden I am busy rescuing hostas back into pots because we had a drought last year and they struggled and now we've had loads of rain the flipping snails have had a feast. Never seen anything like it.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw