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01/04/2013 at 19:58

my hellebore has not flowered in the last two years  plenty of new growth it 12 years old do i  need to dig up and split plant

01/04/2013 at 20:02

my hellebore is 12 years old and has not flowered for two years  do i dig up and split

01/04/2013 at 20:10

Age doesn't usually stop a hellebore flowering in my experience. What are its growing conditions. Perhaps it's sulking about something. Heavy clay, too dry, too wet, too anything else. Can't say I've found them particularly fussy though. 

Some of my flowers were eaten this year, and the year before last. I blamed muntjacs though nothing was ever proved. Could have been something else. When this happens I can see that there would have been flowers, a stem comes up with some leaves on it and maybe a small side flower. Have you checked yours for signs of this sort of attack?

01/04/2013 at 20:28
Mick 3
Do you cut leaves off at all? Has it ever flowered.? Does it dry out in summer there?
I must confess,,if it were mine, then yes I would dig it up. Do you have a better spot for it? Maybe better soil, more shady? Or give it a place where you could incorporate some mushroom compost, dried manure, garden compost? I would dig up as big a rootball as possible and plant bit deeper than it was before. After a thorough watering I would mulch well.
Good luck mick3
01/04/2013 at 23:14

I found that some of mine stopped flowering, but that when I gave them a good autumn feed and mulch they started to perform again [ bit like me really ]

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