Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:30
Thats a beautiful plant, Lyn. I have a dusky pink single and whites, that have gently spread under the original shrub border. I moved a seedling (white) last year to the new bed under the oak. This is raised from the lawn level, so I hope to see them better. I bought two new ones from Ashwood, a double yellow and a double red for the under oak bed. The original shrub border separates my garden from the derelict orchard and wood next door. There is no actual fence(just boundary markers at intervals) and the wildlife comes through under the shrubs. I find if I leave the leaves on until the hellebores have already put up the flowers then they don't get trampled by cats/foxes/hedgehogs/squirrels. I don't seem to suffer from the blackspot problems.