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debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601

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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    Hi all,found this on the compost area at the allotment.
    is it a hosta? 
    Can it be saved? 
    Any advice gratefully received 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,310
    oops!
    Get it planted, it'll bounce back in no time.
    Devon.
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    Thanks, I just spotted it at the back when I was throwing  weeds on the pile. Poor thing was upside down with all the roots on top. I have soaked it and planted it right side up but doesn’t look good. I wonder if someone threw it away by accident.
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    Should I bury it deep or leave the shoots, which are very squashed,poking out of the soil?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,310
    debs64 said:
    Should I bury it deep or leave the shoots, which are very squashed,poking out of the soil?
    leave the shoots above ground. They'll straighten up in a few days
    Devon.
  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    Agreed, it'll be fine. I basically did something (deliberately!) similar with mine i.e remove all the soil and a lot of the roots to try and extricate some ground elder which had become entangled, potted it back up and it's going great guns!
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    Thanks very much it’s in the ground well watered with a couple of other hostas that do well so hoping for a good result will post a picture once he is looking happier. 
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    Well that didn’t take long to recover!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,199
    Like people, hostas respond well to a bit of tlc and congenial surroundings.  Looks like you got a real 'bargain' there  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,297
    @debs64 love a happy ending 😍
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