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For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:53

 What I bought.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:47

 Green ones for verdun.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:44


For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:40

I'm back. The rain almost held off, but being in a big polytunnel with a howling gale going on was weird to say the least. Both car parks full, so I was expecting lots of people in the garden, but by the time we got there, there was just me and mum,and a party of germans on a circular tour. We had a look around the gardens, trying not to squelch on the grass too much. There were lots of big snowdrops (sam arnott?), big witch hazels in flower (varying colours) eranthis, cyclamen,iris,  and of course, hellebores. The grasses were standing up well, considering the lousy weather we are having.

There was a big polytunnel open which houses the main stock of hellebores, as well as the normal  sales areas.  So then we headed for the cafe, which is when we discovered where everyone was. it was heaving. having fortified ourselves, I got a trolley. This is where it got bad (for my purse). I couldn't decide which of the glorious specimens to have. I settled on six and a book.I took some photos of green ones for Verdun, but there is not a really deep green.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 21:47

 Panda's still under the snowdrops.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:24

I think pandas still under the snowdrops.

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:47

I feed the soil once (with blood fish and bone) when I plant them. Then I leave them alone.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:07

They just keep springing up all over the place.

Greenhouse help

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:38

A brick or slabbed base would be best. A wooden base would rot.

 I would recommend you get the biggest greenhouse you have space for. I have had a Robinsons for 25 years and been very satisfied. Glass and aluminium need less maintenance than wood.

seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:26

It would look nice with an arch , making a bower with the seat within. Then grow scented plants over it such as Jasmine. trachelospermum, or honeysuckle. Or even a climbing rose such as climbing iceberg or golden showers.

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