Ah, that's good Dove, I was right then
Aym, hellebores don't really have separate male and female plants. They have male and female bits and pieces in all flowers.
Not accurate botany speak.
Mummy produced the seeds which grew your plants, the unknown must be daddy
Pretty sure I'm a woman
I can't see clearly, it blurs when I enlarge it. Are you sure it's not frost damage? New growth and flower buds very susceptible.
I don't think you can buy named seedlings due to the promiscuity mentioned earlier.
You can get them ex a named cultivar which names one of its parents (if it had a named parent) but daddy will be a mystery
Thanks you Dove, Panda and Topbird, a great day
Panda and Topbird on the plant swap
Panda, Dove Topbird,
Dove taking the photo of me taking the photo of them
The moated hall
I've had rust on Hollyhocks when the first true leaves appear. I've never had them flower without it.
They're all hardy plants so start putting them outside on non-freezing days to harden off. That doesn't take long from a cold GH. If we get a warm spell I'd put them out and leave them out.
packing Topbird's woodland garden into the car next
not a flake of snow here and the sun's out. Good to go.
Sun should be out at Oxburgh by the time we get there
No snow here yet and temperature still too high for that. Changed our minds about the bike club. We went. Only rain forecast now. Looking good
Fot seed sowing I generally use a mix of John Innes seed, MPC and a fine grit I get from the fish shop because I can only get coarse grit from the local GCS.