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Hellebore Addiction

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 06:10

Does anyone have experience of H lividus?  On the label it says it is hardy, and indeed it's been out in its pot in the garden for the past month, all be it in a sheltered spot.  However stuff I read on the web tells me it should be in a pot in a cold greenhouse 

Your comments?

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:01

My daughter had ME throughout her teens and most of her twenties, following a really bad bout of glandular fever - it totally screwed up her education and she found it really hard to hold down a job because of recurring bouts of illness - however, she did make a recovery (fingers crossed) and has put herself through Uni and got a good degree, got married last year and is now managing a wedding dress shop - her immune system is poor and she takes  Echinacea and vitamins etc which have really helped.

It's a really horrible condition and  I send you every good wish and positive thoughts  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:33

Falling asleep now and it's w**k in the morning, so I'd better say goodnight - have a good day tomorrow everyone 

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:12

OH gets a staff discount and the Notcutts staff get the same at his place 

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:04
Pennine Petal wrote (see)
Dove, when are you going, I will try to remember! You know what my memory is like though.

Well, there's a Wyevale very close to my office, and OH works next door to Notcutts - I have to go very close most days 

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:46

I must get a new garden thermometer!!! Will one of you remind me please, next time I go to the GC?

seed swap mark 2

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:41

Hi, I'd love to try the Digitalis laevigata and the Codonopsis clematidea   

The only things I could offer in exchange would be some very baby cyclamen hederifolium alba - we are likely to be buried under them in a few years time.  If you'd like some I could bring them when visit MIL later in the year?

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:49

I think all the difficulties came to a head Friday and Saturday morning - since everything came out in the open everyone seems much happier here - I vote we move onwards and upwards  

Hellebore Addiction

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:36

In the space of a few weeks I've acquired 4 hellebores!  In my last garden I had one H. Niger  that did quite well, and in a garden I had back in the '80s I had a couple, they were lovely and I enjoyed them, but I didn't feel the need to do any more than pot up little seedlings and bring them on and give them to friends.

Now, since 'meeting' some of you (you know who you are ) I get an uncontrollable urge to buy a hellebore whenever I see one.

I now have H Niger 'Christmas Carol', H Niger 'Snow Love', H Lividus 'Silver Edge' and today's acquisition H. orientalis 'Tutu'.

They're all still in their pots - I'm planning to plant them in the shady bank under one of the ash trees - any tips, comments, suggestions?

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:04

Someone said something earlier about there being a lot of good on here - I wish we had a ((hug)) smiley 

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