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Percy-Grower

Excuse my lack of knowledge, i know this will be an easy one for most on here, but i have no idea what this is...


 

nutcutlet

a hellebore. Probably argutifolius/corsicus.

Verdun will know for sure

Percy-Grower

Well knock me over with a feather is it really nut, i had no idea it was a hellebore, that's a nice surprise, thanks nut i can go look it up now...

nutcutlet

Did it have any flowers?

Percy-Grower

The OH says it has white flowers

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nutcutlet

Yes,they would be white/cream/ greenish. It's not the species that has all those fancy colour schemes. Lovely plant though

Percy-Grower

Cheers nut, i like it for it's round compact mound forming habit, though it is getting a bit big for it's allocated space...

nutcutlet
Percy-Grower wrote (see)

Cheers nut, i like it for it's round compact mound forming habit, though it is getting a bit big for it's allocated space...

everything does Percy and I ever leave enough space 

Fairygirl

Percy, I think you can divide those if they're too big, as long as you get a decent root on the clump.  Verdun will know the best time to do it. They do get quite big. 

punkdoc

As Nut says it looks very like argutifolius, which ised to be known as corsicus, but they have lime green flowers, so maybe not.

Percy-Grower

Cheers guys good news about dividing it, if you's see Verdun before me can you's direct him over here please..

Doc the white flowers are not gospel, to quote the OH "I am pretty sure they were white but not one hundred percent positive" she should have been a politician, sometimes when i ask her a question i am more confused afterwards than i was before i asked her...

nutcutlet

We'll accept  'pale in colour' Percy

They self seed by the thousand and are a thug. And they stink.

Jim Macd

 

I hate using really emotive words like 'thug' for plants. Plants are what they are, some are more vigorous than others, but a vigorous plant may be just what you need for your poor soil, so I really don't think it's helpful to apply such emotive terms, they're just not accurate or helpful. I have that Hellebore self seeded in my garden and I really don't think it a problem, have many things in my garden which are much, much more invasive, but still grow them because they are useful one way or another. As for stinking. I've never noticed.

nutcutlet

Do they stink? I've never noticed that.

as regards 'thugs' I reckon a lot depends on your gardening style and how much space you have

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Alright then, it is a prolific self seeder and has a very robust habit. But it still stinks.

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