Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:20
Thank you all However, I planted some of my hellebores last year before I knew about mushroom compost, so all they've had is a bit of Rootgrow and some leafmould or garden compost! I will look out for some - haven't seen it in garden centres locally but it's possible they stock it.
Sadly for me, I don't live anywhere near the West Midlands - I live near Croydon in Surrey, but I'll look at the website anyway.
It's good to know that I can divide them at the right time if I'm very careful to keep the pieces wet.
As to feeding, there seem to be so many views as to what and when. Mine haven't been fed apart from when I planted them. *verdun* I'm intrigued about the Epson salts - what does this do, where do you buy it and how do you apply it - and in what concentration? Would a general purpose organic fertiliser be OK (blood fish and bone maybe) or do I need something more specific to encourage flowering?
Sorry to appear rather slow on the uptake - I just want to get it right, especially as they cost so much, and I'm keen to encourage healthy flowering plants as soon as possible