Someone told me today that you shouldn't put hosta plants near nut trees. Is this true? Black walnut I could understand, maybe. But any nut tree? Anyone have an opinion?
truth or lie....hosta and nut trees
Black walnut trees are ok to plant hostas under. Hostas are immune to that chemical they produce which inhibits plant growth.
Thanks for the responses, that's good news! Rose, what a lively hosta bed. And so neat, too.
Would you like some squirrel recipes? It's one of my favorite foods. Really!
I love all animals and will put up with a lot but I can't stand squirrels. The only good squirrel is a dead one. I have had too many plants damaged by them.
Don't have any personal experience - nuts trees don't do well in Ottawa, but there used to be someone here regularly who had all her hostas under black walnut trees.
Rose...No comment on nut trees but that is one impressive bed of hosta!
Thanks! Unfortunately, the squirrels come with the nut trees...
I hear you! Around here all they mess with is the bird feeders and so I just mix Cayenne pepper with the seed. You can sprinkle a little around your plants too, let him get a sniff of that!
Hosta was the first plant that lived in my shady north garden under black walnut trees. The chemical they produce is called juglone. Hostas are immune. I have hostas and tiger lilies - I call it my tiger garden. I started black hollyhocks from seed to add. I am going to try heuchera and astilbe when I thin my plants this week.
I hate squirrels also, especially when they get in the building. My neighbor has an air pistol...nuff said.
I have to sweep the steps regularly because of the nut shells the little varmints throw around! My hosta beds look awful with all the nuts and shells in them.