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Where have all the hostas gone?

Here on the outskirts of York, the hostas haven't yet appeared, but my relatives in Glasgow have theirs showing by several inches- they are in pots though.

Where are you and are yours up?

When do they usually make an appearance?

Monty Don did say the weather has put he garden back 3 week!


Just have the daffys, primulas and pumonarias in bloom at the moment.  Solomons Seal is up by 2 inches.  Everything else is either dead or still asleep!



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,966

    Mine appeared yesterday - I was beginning to get a bit anxious as it's the first time I've grown them in a bed - I have a group of 3 Sum and Substance, and all three have appeared - two of the three Blue Angels have also appeared - I think the third may be obscured by the foliage of a large cyclamen hederifolium that I didn't know was there when I planted the hosta - time will tell.

    What I did do yesterday, as soon as I found the little shoots peeking through the soil, was mulch around them with some gritty sand - the slugs and snails left them alone last year but I'd planted them as quite substantial plants - I thoght that the new baby leaves might be a bit more appetising to any marauders so a bit of grit around them might deter them image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,152

    Mine in pots are showing now but they are parked in full sun on the southern side of the house and will be moved in the next 2 or 3 weeks to the shadier side.   All my hostas in the ground are to the north side of the house and in a windier, more exposed part which is open on all sides and all of them are still underground with their scarves on.

    Be patient and be ready with the wildlife friendly ferrous sulphate slug pellets already scatterd where your hostas will emerge.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • My hostas aren't peeping up yet but daffs, primroses and pansys are in ful swing.  Also noticed this morning that seemingly overnight my Snake's head fritillaries have come up and are about to open.  Very exciting as I've not grown these before! Tulips are also on the cusp

    This being my first year gardening, I'm loving the anticipation of the full spring explosion! image

  • keepitlivekeepitlive Posts: 102

    Everything seems to be two or three weeks late here in my garden on the outskirts of Nottingham. The growing tips of Hosta are just out of the soil (shady position, windy hillside). In flower at moment - daffodils, primrose, pushkinia, chionodoxa, anemone de Caen, hellebores, erythronium won't be long.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,728

    Shropshire lass funny what you said about the fritillaries I was just starting to think where are they, when suddenly they appeared and seemed to be 6 inches tall. No sign of hostas yet. The sense of anticipation you mention never goes however long you garden. At the moment I have to look every day to see what new things are appearing. Bring it on!

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    In view of this thread have just checked mine and the shoots are there, poking up through the gravel on top of the pots.

    I have some new ones that came bare rooted and those to are peeking through image

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    None of my 65 - 70 hostas are showing yet, but they will - in fact I do hope they will wait a day or two as I hope to clean and redress their pots this weekend!!

  • I saw tiny shoots of mine peeking through in their pots this past week.

  • NolaNola Posts: 209
    Hi there dizzylizzy! Just popped out to check mine.

    I'm in Ripon so not so far from you.

    The one in the sunnier spot is through, shoots of about 3/4cm at the most.

    There is no sign whatsoever of the one in the shadier spot yet!
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