Hellebores got my attention many years ago even before the snowdrops were started to arrive in my collection. Remembering the day`s starting with three single plants of Hell Orientalis it was not long before there were more beauties introduced to a collection witch was happen to become a long time relation with this addictive plant.
The diversities of colours, singles, doubles, anemone flowering species is unending , with the result every year when flowering time arrive always looking out for the new surprises when plants flowering for the first time .
Yes it take a long time before a plant grown from seed , get to flower for the first time. Some plants take as long as 6 years before the show there secret .
True the past 20 years there are sure many plants collected here from home grown who found a place in my own garden, the never give any trouble to grow and perform every season, flowering during the winter months when little else is showing, with plants producing up to 40 flower heads.
After the finish flowering the produce nice fresh green leaves for the rest of the summer months. (And some shade for Snowdrops planted around them).
November is the time the begin to show the have done there bid for the long year and leaves begin to show some dark spots, this is the time the should be removed by cutting back to near ground level. ( And give the Snowdrops there space for Spring).
This will show the new flowers better when the arrived next time around .Give them some general fertilizer , and this is all the require to please you for many years to come .
Every year there are many inquiries of gardeners who like to purchase some of my plants. The best way is to make the trip to were the can be seen in flower during the winter and springtime .
Mail order can also be organised, but due to the large plants by the time the flower it makes the transport and postage high.
Every Year you can see the new plants who come into flower on my Face Book page Field of Blooms, mostly single specimen were You can chose from to purchase if interested . Please do not hesitate to contact me to inquire for price and availability.