Q Will scorched hostas sur­vive?

Garden Answers (UK) - - Gourmet Grower - RE­BECCA BROWN, HORN­CAS­TLE, LINCS

A Hostas are fairly re­sis­tant to drought once es­tab­lished but the fo­liage, es­pe­cially of blue-leaved kinds, can get bleached by strong sun. Lack of wa­ter will cause the leaf edges and tips to turn brown too. The dry sum­mer is largely to blame but at least it did re­duce slug dam­age! It’s too late in the sea­son for new fo­liage to ap­pear, but it’s un­likely that your plants are dam­aged per­ma­nently.

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