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Some of the Hellebores which I have in the front garden:-

And the back garden:-
Although the ones in the north facing border are not yet in flower.

Along the north west side of the bungalow:-

These have all, except the double white, been grown from seed. I discard the ones that I don’t like, to be replaced with newer seedlings. At the moment I have seedlings from next-door’s anemone-centred plant to be planted out. I must ask to take a photo, so that I can recall what the offspring are likely to look like.
I didn’t realise that I had so many, and there are others still to flower.

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Beautiful and you have so many. May I ask where you purchase your seed. I need to follow your lead, amazing. 😁

3 Feb, 2016

 

They're all beautiful Siris:-)
We've been on our holidays for 10 days can't believe how everything's come on !! :-)

3 Feb, 2016

 

What a marvellous collection Siris. The last one n the front garden ones is very unusual isn't it?

3 Feb, 2016

 

You are so fortunate to have so many of these very pretty flowers.
Really lovely collection.

3 Feb, 2016

 

Dawn, The white double was GC bought, the other doubles (not shown) are from Thompson & M double seed mix, 10 in a pkt I think. All the singles are my own crosses over many years.
Welcome back Simbad, hope you had a lovely warm relaxing holiday.
Steragram, it looks unusual, because it is back lit.
Thanks Wildrose, I have already marked out the rejects for the compost heap!

4 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

What a gorgeous selection Sue and so beautifully displayed . I love them I thought I had a lot but I think you've topped me ...

4 Feb, 2016

 

A beautiful collection Siris. I don't know how you can pick what goes on the compost heap. Is it colour or something else?

4 Feb, 2016

 

Backlit? What a great idea, it looks spectacular.
You have inspired our garden - I've just seen a thrush, the first for several years!!!

4 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks Siris, I will look into getting some seed, you've done so well with yours.

4 Feb, 2016

 

Thorny, I discard mostly duplicated colours singles, they do seed themselves if you don't take off the dead flower heads. Have just discarded 2 wishy washy ones today to be replaced with hopefull better ones.
A thrush, maybe making a return to gardens, Steragram, would be nice to see one again. Backlit by the sun, yes we did have some.
Dawnsaunt, if you would like I could collect you some seed. Say which colours you like and Send me a pm as a reminder, (not your address yet) and I will pollinate and put teabags over some seed pods to collect any seed formed.

4 Feb, 2016

 

Goodness me....what a beautiful collection, you have so much patience and skill, lovely Siris, we will have to feed ours! I think having had so much rain all the nutrients have all been washed away from the soil.....

5 Feb, 2016

 

That is a good idea Dd, what do you feed with? I never do mine, but in all honesty don't feed any of my plants except my Iris, blood fish and bone and my climbing roses, rose fertiliser. I do however top dress with my own compost, depends if there is enough to go around.

5 Feb, 2016

 

Hi Siris ... so many pretty flowers :o)

6 Feb, 2016

 

Siris if you have your own compost that should be good enough, we have to buy feed for the roses and the palms, and ferns, there will be a lot of top dressing (bought in) this Spring to compensate for what has leeched away...a mix of well rotted horse manure mushroom compost etc.....

6 Feb, 2016

 

I went to get some more horse manure in December, but couldn't get onto the field for mud, so went home with an empty car.

6 Feb, 2016

 

We have to buy it from Abbey Nurseries, at least we get double points lol and you know what points make....

6 Feb, 2016

 

More plants?

6 Feb, 2016

 

Thank you Siris

11 Feb, 2016

 

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11 Feb, 2016

 

My you do have a lot Siris, I'm late arriving and nearly missed all your lovely blooms, I am in the process of moving my Hellebores some of which I've had for years without ever flowering, now discovered where they like to be but as you probably know last year was mostly only pottering for me so making up for it now.....

24 Feb, 2016

 

The Hellebores in the north border, which gets no winter sun are only just starting to flower, Lincslass, so not late at all. If I move a Hellebore I always take it up with a large root ball, so it does not sulk.

24 Feb, 2016

 

Yes thats what I am doing, figured that way they won't notice I've disturbed them, lol.....

24 Feb, 2016

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