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Posted by uk-hostaman (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 10, 11 at 7:06

well the worst winter in 100 years finally took its toll on my topiary!...all were damaged too much!..well at least i could buy some more hostas!...was alittle heart broken though!...

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after..replaced by 4 'regal splendor'

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here are a few more from today

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and finally one that is really growing on me

'royal tapestry'

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Just wonderful! You are so lucky across the pond with such a good climate to grow the Hosta in pots like that.

I always enjoy your post and pics. Your topiary's loss is Hosta's gain!

Cheers,

Deb


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though i loved them dearly .. from afar ... i am glad the new space gives you so much more opportunity ...

how about pyramid structures for elevating potted hosta ..... something like the link.. but just shelves to set the pots on ... we might be talking space for another 100 hosta ... lol ...

consider yourself enabled ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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More sun. More room. More hosta. Room for a Golden Full Moon Maple. This is opportunity knocking.

Steve


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Always loved your garden,hostaman,but it looks like you are full up! Where are you going to walk,if you add any more hosta? Inquiring minds want to know! Phil


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Those Hostas are just downright spoiled at your place!

That Liberty is unreal.

Sorry about your topiaries, I have loved them, too!


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  • Posted by ademink z5a-5b Indianapolis (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 10, 11 at 9:15

How have I never seen your yard before??? WOW!!! The topiaries were unreal (have you ever seen the documentary "A Man Named Pearl"?) but the new garden looks just as beautiful!


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Now we know the reason behind your Regal Splendor post....

Your gardens are breathtaking! It was the pictures of your gardens from last year that got me hooked on the pie-crusted, wavy edged hostas!

Gesila


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  • Posted by chohio 5-6 Dayton Ohio (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 10, 11 at 12:00

It's still beautiful and gives you lots more opportunities.
Cher


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You must have been heart-broken. They were wonderful plants. The good news is that whole space is still beautiful.

tj


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So sorry about your topiary, but your garden is still breathtaking!! Thank you for the luscious pictures!!


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Beautiful garden! What is the hosta in the 7th picture from the bottom (13th from the top)?
Cj


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Absolutely lovely!


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cindyj..its spartacus....a fantastic hosta and a good grower,i have 4 more i love it that much..but then again i do love 'piecrust'edge hostas!

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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Your rounded topiaries were amazing as is the rest of your yard. I'm sorry you lost them, but our gardens are ever-changing. I'm sure it's going to look just as good or better with the Regal Splendors.


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I'm heartbroken for you. They were gorgeous. This is the natural cycle of life we all must come to terms with. RIP.

Gayle


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Beautiful garden even without the topiaries. It is always disheartening to lose much loved plants, trees, etc. to the forces of nature, but that is something we can't control. Your hostas look like they are on steroids, so very, very nice! Thanks for sharing.


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Waiting for these photos to load and then seeing this garden appear on my monitor was like watching the scene in "The Wizard of Oz" when the film changes from black and white to Technicolor.

Jaw droppingly beautiful. Just lovely.

Fertilizing with kryptonite, I presume?


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A wonderful garden, I have to wait another 2 1/2 months...We in the US love to give give the UK some free heat via the Gulf Stream though to let them grow hostas earlier.


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UK's garden is small, but it's the Jewel in the Crown version of Hosta Gardens. I wish he'd give us an update this Spring, but he hasn't posted in a while. He missed the alphabet.

Steve


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Hope to here from UK again this year. It would be great to see what he's up to. He has the best container garden ever.

Beverly


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Thanks everyone again..cant believe that was 2 years ago!..hostas were so much bigger last year..i will post again with pictures in the spring,at the moment im just in the process of 'tweeking' a few things to find that little more room for just a few more hostas!...UK


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I'm glad to hear from you uk. Seeing your garden has given me energy to face a new year, hopefully not as hot and rainless as last year. I finally have snow cover, though less than 2". I'll be anxiously awaiting your new photos of your lovely garden.
Theresa


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Is that big green one with the yellow edge a Liberty?

bkay


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Ademink, I saw the show about The Man Named Pearl, I think on public TV . Topiary is way beyond my patience, but I can see how gardeners get hooked on the precision.

So sorry, UK, for the years of effort put in the plants that the cold weather destroyed. It looks as if the hosta will keep you from missing the topiary portion of the garden. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise? Now instead of repetitive maintenance, you have a new plan and a new challenge. What a delight that your garden is in a climate loved by hosta.

One question though. Is your bamboo in a container? Is it a clumping species?


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Hi moccasinlanding...i love bamboos but everyone says you cant put them in small gardens...what i have done is buy the biggest plastic pot i could get and cut the bottom out then plant the pot in the ground and then the bamboo..it keeps the bamboos from 'running' out all over the place and gives it a compact feel...i have to thin them out every other year but gives me some form in winter...i have a black one and a golden one


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What a gorgeous garden, both before and after. Everything from the baskets to the grass looks absolutely perfect, everything at the peak of condition. Sad about the topiaries, even though you found a clever way to deal with the damage.

I envy your climate. We lived in London for a couple years, and plants just thrived. It was nothing like your garden, but enough to make me love gardening.

Then we moved to Nebraska, land of clay soil, 100+ degrees in summer and up to 30 below in winter. Lots of space, but many things don't do well here. At least the winters are getting milder. I understand you can grow tropical plants in Southern England now.


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MadPlanter,

Something tropical might have survived the mild winter last year if very carefully looked after. Nothing tropical could survive the many single digit nights and the snows and blizzard we had this year.

Jon


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With certain shrubs we all will be doing topiaries anyway after a while. That is, this spring I see already that some shrubs will need pruning and often that ends up in ball shape, or ball on a standard shape, with hollies, pine and blue spruces.
Bernd


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