Posted: 11/09/2013 at 16:17
Sorry folks....was asleep. Went to our capital city....Truro .....and slept all the way!
Right, hellebores. Strictly speaking I would cut back leaves on hellebores next month but in practiice I start doing it now. Have had more helleborus black spot this year...not a lot but some....so I try to remove those affected leaves when I see them, even in summer.
Down here new flower buds emerge in December so I like to have hellebores "clean" ASAP. When I cut back the leaves I scatter fish blood n bone and then mulch with dried manure mixed with mpc. This also helps clean the ground of any black spot spores.