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Helleborus orientalis


Helleborus orientalis

The first one to open in my garden this year.



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So beautiful! Do you know its name?

20 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely delicate colours ...

20 Jan, 2014

 

Thats lovely Shirley...I had a look at mine yesterday, the flowers are hidden by all the stems and leaves.Can I remove these so the buds can be seen?

20 Jan, 2014

 

Katarina ... as named in the title, also known as Lenten Rose, hope that helps.

Thanks Tt ... did you spot the freshly dug soil around it? I made the most of two dry days in a row and forked around some plants ... :o)

Hi Val, here is some info. from the RHS:

The subtle flowers are often hidden by the large leaves, so ensure they can be seen clearly by removing the old leaves on stemless types in late Winter or early Spring as the flower buds emerge.

Exposing flowers in this way will also help insects to pollinate the flowers and ensure good seed set for new plants to propagate from the resulting seed.

So, the answer is yes ... lol!

20 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely Hellebore & photo.

20 Jan, 2014

 

Oh thanks so much Feverfew ... I was so pleased to have dry weather for this photo!

20 Jan, 2014

 

Very nice Shirley,

20 Jan, 2014

 

Wonderful Shirley....some buds on mine...:>)

20 Jan, 2014

 

Beautiful Shirley:0)

20 Jan, 2014

 

Thank you, Shirley. I noticed the gender name in the title, but thought it must have another name which helped to differentiate among H.o. Thank you.

21 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely shirley, you've beaten mine... :))

21 Jan, 2014

 

Aw...feeling a bit wistful now Shirley. It's so pretty, and remember how many of these beauties I had in my old place....and not a single one here. Just two h. Niger that I bought before Christmas. However, I do have three on order from crocus! ;)

21 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks everyone for your comments and likes ... isn't it great to see some pretty flowers after the long wet Winter? :o))

Karen ... have sent you a PM :o)

21 Jan, 2014

 

Thank you Shirley...suppose I better get out the secataurs/garden scissors then!!:-)

21 Jan, 2014

 

Hurry up Val, before it gets too dark!

21 Jan, 2014

 

Such a pretty flower and look at all those buds to follow!!

24 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Wildrose ... those buds are now fully opened flowers ... beautiful ones too!

25 Jan, 2014

amy
Amy
 

This is gorgeous Shirley ,I just love Helleborus :o))

4 Feb, 2014

 

Me too Amy ... wish I had discovered them years ago.

4 Feb, 2014



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