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Posted: 07/11/2016 at 09:04

Jan Tink

I would sow fresh in spring.  They will grow quickly without any check in growth.  

Keeping over winter makes no sense.  You will need to tend to them and they take up space.  If you are like me space in the gh, home, conservatory is limited.  They could suffer during the winter too.  

Scrap them and start again 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:57

Ha ha Aym .  Off for a salted caramel!  

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:55

Tetley, you have seen my photo!  My claim is 

Sounds lovely raisingirl. 

Hellebores with nodding flower (not drooping ones)

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:52


I have several with semi upward facing flowers...will take a few pictures.  

soil and situation make a difference too...plant on higher ground or near a wall (if the soil is reasonably moist there).  

Niger does have flowers more upward facing but they lack the class of some of the hybrid hellebores 

The doubles overcome this to an extent too because their flowers look so good from above. Good doubles are so floriferous. 

My advice is to avoid "bargain" ofters and go online to Ashwoods for example.  Also to see them in flower. 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:09

Hey!  I AM calm aym.  Chill.  Relax.  taste the coffee 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:06

Looking very sky and sun.  Doesn't feel so far 

can now see some plants going over so some cutting down later 

Sssssssscared or what?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 08:02

Agree with you Hortico about the "50 million" quotes.  How on earth can this make sense?  these figures are simply silly 

however, fascinating prog.  Nature is amazing but oh so cruel too

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 07:57

Tetley, not only do our gardens represent the personalities and circumstances but also the beauty of the owners...I think my own garden is beautiful 

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Donald or hillary?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 07:54

We get nowhere with your attitude aym.  The West is as bad as Putin.....the invasion of Iraq!

Someone somewhere needs to do something to stop this relentless drive to war. I cannot see this "someone" 

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 21:21

No, I can and do grow snowdrops Nut but not in such swathes.  

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