Friday, 20 May 2011


along the path

I woke up far too early this morning, 5:30am! Unlike me but the sun was shining and I wanted to make the most of my weekend. Here are some pictures taken of a few of my hostas growing in my gravel garden, well my main garden. They grow really well here and I don't have a problem with slugs, I don't think I get any which is good. I have a small bed next to the pond which is shady and the other hostas love it there. Having a small garden means I have to cram everything in, veg patch, plants and washing line all in a small planned space. Seems to work really well and no grass to cut, which is a bonus. When we moved to this house almost eight years ago we had a nice garden but decided we wanted a pond so the garden was demolished literally and the pond planned around it. Last year a new fence was put in to keep the dog off the garden as he loves to eat everything! I have a couple of gaps and need to look at what else I can fit in, I recently planted two Hollyhocks to give some height. Enjoy your weekend. Amanda x

this one was a cutting taken two years ago

5 comments:

Pomona said...

We have lots of planting out to do this weekend - I think it is going to be a busy one!

Pomona x

hausfrau said...

Discovered you via Countrymummy. Your hostas look beautiful! I'd better go and photograph mine - they must feel neglected cos I tend to try and catch flowers. I'll be back.

Jo said...

It's nice to see hostas without nibbled edges. I grow mine in pots and they mostly escape the slugs, but there's always one or two holes in the leaves.

Sharon J said...

Your hostas are beautiful. How do you keep the slugs away from them? My dream is to turn my patch of weeds into a gravel garden, but until I can afford to have somebody come in and do a make-over, I'll just have to be content with looking a photos of beautiful gardens like yours :)

eight by six said...

I don't have any special way to plant them. I just put them in and cover the roots with soil then the gravel and they seem to like it. My garden is south facing with some shade so I guess the gravel is the trick. Thanks for all of your comments and to my new followers. Amanda x