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How to Care for Hostas

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Dividing Hostas

With David Tricker

1. Select Hosta to tidy and divideclick for larger image
1. Select Hosta to tidy and divide
2. Remove all dead leavesclick for larger image
2. Remove all dead leaves
3. Using hands if lose, or secateurs if still partly greenclick for larger image
3. Using hands if lose, or secateurs if still partly green
4. Check for pests and removeclick for larger image
4. Check for pests and remove
5. If in pot, knock out, or if in ground lift using a forkclick for larger image
5. If in pot, knock out, or if in ground lift using a fork
6. Find the buds and decide where you are going to divideclick for larger image
6. Find the buds and decide where you are going to divide
7. Divide the clump leaving 2 or 3 eyes in each halfclick for larger image
7. Divide the clump leaving 2 or 3 eyes in each half
8. Use a spade or 2 forks the divide the clumpclick for larger image
8. Use a spade or 2 forks the divide the clump
9. Divide the clump until the desired clumps are producedclick for larger image
9. Start to divide the clump
10. Divide the clump until the desired clumps are producedclick for larger image
10. Continue to divide until the desired clumps are produced
11.Check the newly divided clumps for pests and damaged buds and removeclick for larger image
11.Check the newly divided clumps for pests and damaged buds and remove
12. If planting in pots use home made compost or good quality compost and put a layer in base of pot. If replanting in ground dig hole and add compost click for larger image
12. Put a layer of quality compost in the pot or hole
13. Place hosta in pot/hole and coverclick for larger image
13. Place hosta in pot/hole and cover
14. Firm into place using handsclick for larger image
14. Firm into place using hands
15. Water in wellclick for larger image
15. Water in well
16. Finished articleclick for larger image
16. Finished article

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