Daily Flower Candy: Heavenly Hostas

Having moved on from primulas, my new plant of the moment is the humble hosta. Hostas are one of those precious foliage plants that really enjoy being in a pot, where the leaves dangle like carrots above the heads of passing slugs and snails. New acquisitions this year include three ordered at Chelsea from Bowden’s Hostas: H. ‘Fantasy Island’, H. ‘St Paul’ and H. ‘Guardian Angel’. Pricey and still small, they’ll be pampered in pots until strong enough to fend for themselves.