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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Showing It's Face At Last.

16 February 2011 22:29:03
Hellebore Eventually Showing It's Face

Hellebore Eventually Showing It's Face

Over the last few weeks there have been many journal entries about hellebores so many different types and colours and some of these different varieties are definitely going to make an appearance in my garden next year. Garden Illustrated had an excellent article on them as well which also wetted the appetite for these beauties at the moment I just have ones that have white and pale pink tinged flowers they are now opening in the bed along the front of the house.


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rosburke rosburke 16 February 2011 22:34:59

Lovely, I got to like these last year and have a few different colours this year but only 2 have flowered so far. Bought a few from ebay and they arrived yesterday, cannot wait for them to flower, but it might be next year as they are small, all dark ones.


accsean accsean 16 February 2011 22:35:39

That is just beautiful and I'm in full agreement on the snowdrops as well.Any plant that flowers as reliably at this time of the year is worth its wait in gold.


Hosta Hosta 16 February 2011 22:36:15

Beautiful, I think once you start to grow them you just can't stop. There are so many variations its hard to resist them --- well thats my excuse anyway


Rachel Rachel 16 February 2011 22:48:07

What a welcme sight. Mine are not open yet but I can't wait : )


Jacinta Jacinta 17 February 2011 08:30:50

I think 'niger' (the one above) is definitely the nicest of all. My pink ones (orientalis) are in full flower at the moment. It seems to be taking an age for my niger to open. But each day, they're that bit closer. I found a seedling of orientalis in flower in my triangular bed the other day, this is the bed that was totally cleared out last summer to make way for different plants. Funny thing is, the seedlings take a couple of years before flowering I think!


Lìga Lìga 17 February 2011 09:13:44

Nice one,,and so many flower buds.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 17 February 2011 17:40:59

A beauty! They are great plants to have at this time of year. And grand to plant in places where you would plant much else such as underneath shrubs and trees. and even the leaves are lovely on their own.


fraoch fraoch 17 February 2011 20:33:58

Lovely! I have some Orientalis in flower now, and also some seedlings coming on for next year hopefully.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 17 February 2011 20:47:29

Lovely picture! My "niger" self-seeded last summer and the plants are now quite viable so I'm going to use them in another bed next season.


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