A host of fine hostas

Hostas may not dazzle visitors to your garden, but they will keep weeds at bay and give you plenty of satisfaction, writes Ros Drinkwater

2nd May, 2009

In a garden, the price of beauty ranges from aches and pains to broken fingernails, so it makes sense to have as many maintenance-free spots as possible. The concept of colonising has a nasty ring to it, but it’s the best plan of action in the war against weeds. Colonise a border with plants grown close together, and weeds won’t get a look in.

An excel lent plant for ground cover...

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