Posted: 18/12/2013 at 21:08
Re double hellebore's, they are a very poor second to singles, I bought my first lot from Ashwood which were singles and the second lot which included the doubles from Harvington.
Hellebore's grow very strongly with me, I divide them using my grandads very sharp spade! They seed all over the place, which i transplant into rows to grow on! though it takes between two years, if i'm lucky and three for them to flower and see if the colours are worth keeping as there is a lot of wishy washy pinky, lilacy colours, not worth keeping!
I sell them at the garden club,WI and a local market, the best selling colour is a deep purple, a lot of which turned up in one years seedlings and I have grown and divided ever since!
I have some single and double whites out at the moment as well as a double pink which is not a great colour!