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Spent the morning gathering bits and pieces to create a Stumperie.

Spent the afternoon choosing the plants and ferns that I will need.

will take the opportunity to incorporate a hibernacium .

ordered some hellebores from waitrose,only £1.99 each.

What a lovely day.

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I have just finished watching Chris Beardshaw, which we had recorded from last week, and am inspired to create a stumpery at the end corner of our back garden, which is shady.  The hellebores were a bargain!


Yes I also enjoyed that one, and the shade garden incorporating logs & stumps really is quite additive.

Spookily I planted out some more Helebores this morning, along with some Pulmonaria which will serve the bees in early Spring.

I bought my Helebores from ebay as someone was selling large seedlings at £2.99 for twenty with free postage!!!

I potted all these on in Spring 2013 and am now planting them out, I think I lost only three plants so it ended as 17 big healthy Helebores for £2.99 + a little compost and some patience! Now that was a bargain and good for my shady stumperie area!


Hello New to this forum and gardening stuff. I too enjoyed the stumpery program especially the mushroom log does anyone know where I can get the pellet things from? Thank Annette 


They're called dowels annette, mushroom or fungi dowels.

A search should bring up a good choice. 


star gaze lily

Hi Annette,  pleased to meet you.

I enjoyed that programe too, wouldn't mind having a stumpery in a corner of my garden. Already have some wild ferns growing in the garden as we back onto fields. 


Sorry annette, I'm very rude. Hello, welcome

Annette.  You can buy the mushroom dowels on line from Amazon very cheaply.  I think I might give them a try too.

How lovely you all are THANKS so much. 

Stacey Docherty

I had no luck with my mushrooms but I think I used the wrong wood..... Loved the stumpery programme think it was my fave so far.... I'm now waiting for a tree to fall so I can snaffle the stump!!!!!

Just taken delivery of several fern collections from Long Acre Plants.£12 for 3 ferns,very good value.also good size Daphne odora Aureomarginata at £5.00


I've just looked at that Long Acre site - lots of very helpful suggestions re shade planting - I've bookmarked it 

I would love to make/build a stumperie as I have a rural even wild garden I think it will benefit the wild life that already visits us, my question is can you transplant established Hellbores.  How do you book mark the Long Acre site??

star gaze lily

Hi Liz, there's a 'star' at the top right hand corner, just press that to book mark whatever you would like to keep, sometimes its called 'favourites' and that word is in the corner too 


Thanks very much, I assume that is on the main page..... or am I being a little thick here??


It's on the computer's tool bar Liz, not on this website


Liz. I transplanted a lot of hellebores when I redid some garden and the success rate wasn't brilliant.


The ferns and Daphne Odora sound really good value from Long Acre..  I'm definitely going for a stumpery, so will look at this  site.  I already have lots of hellebores, which I think can be moved after flowering.


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