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Helleborus

This is a hellebore given me by a friend when she was moving house. It is almost black and difficult to photograph. It has been out in flower for a week now and coping well with all that the weather can throw at it.



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that looks as if its doing really well

30 Jan, 2013

 

It is. I will try to get a better photo of it and ask if anybody knows what it is. I can remember this plant for the past 25 years so it must be an old variety.

30 Jan, 2013

 

Ooh, I'm so jealous. I never seem to get many flowers on the one I have! In fact I always seem to lose them! This is lovely!

30 Jan, 2013

 

It looks smashing :0)

30 Jan, 2013

 

A lovely clump you've got there Sheila. Mines are too slow off the mark. Should have flowers for Easter at this rate!

30 Jan, 2013

 

I did not mean to upset you Rose. Have a look at this link it may help you to decide if there is anything you could do better to get more flowers. I did give this one a feed of bonemeal while I was sorting out the border and planting in some new plants. It is a good long lasting slow working fertiliser. http://www.nurseriesonline.com.au/Articles/Growing_Hellebores.html Thanks Cmsue I'm really pleased with it. Some of them don't flower till nearer Easter Scottish maybe yours is one of those. I've got another two really early flowering ones but not posted pics yet.

30 Jan, 2013

 

Found a couple just about to open their flowers today Sheila - they are tucked way in beneath a spotted laurel, so we are on the move :)
Mum came home with a couple of clumps of Snowdrop that were going to be concreted over on someones path. Not the best time to lift and plant but hopefully they had enough soil on them to not make them notice :)

31 Jan, 2013

 

Nice!

31 Jan, 2013

 

I can't believe its the first of February already. Great news about your hellebore flowers. Well done your mum for saving the snowdrops. I'm sure they will survive just fine. Thanks Meanie.

1 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks for that info. Scotsgran. I will check it out!

1 Feb, 2013



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