Hosta la vista
I have always loved to see Hostas in a garden, but had never had any real success with them. The big issue is that slugs and snails like them a lot too. Very quickly a really beautiful plant is reduced to a Holy mess. Currently I have three different varieties in my garden. One is clearly losing the battle, another has begun it's battle. I have tried poisons (although with the birds that I get only using a slug bell), slug wool, beer traps and this year nemitodes. Yes they all kill slugs and snails, but not enough of them to stop the attack on my Hostas. Hope is not lost though. I have found a variety called Hosta Big Daddy, a shade loving plant that preports to be slug resistant. It's on it's second season and really is living up to it's claims. So far no holes. I have occasionally found slug trails on the leaves (easy to wash off) but no holes. It stands resplendent on it's chimney column hopefully for many years to come.it would be nice to find other varieties of hosta with these qualities. Any suggestions ?