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How generous of my oriental hellebores to not only flower so profusely for the past months, but to now reward me with such a bumper supply of swelling seed-pods. Each one of these hellebore heads will be packed with shiny black seeds just waiting
Will our love affair with Verbena bonariensis ever wane? This fabulous flower looks as good growing individually among low border plants as it does planted en masse. The open, airy quality of the stems only adds to the appeal. Wildlife loves V
Not everything in my garden is carefully planned, and I make no excuses for having it this way. It's a wise gardener that makes room for the unexpected, and the rewards this can bring. Leave an area of soil bare and something will grow, and while
to be admired, and I'd grow it for its leaves alone. But at this time of year it adds a new dimension by producing erupting clouds of dainty forget-me-not blue flowers. Gorgeous! My brunnera grows alongside ferns and foxgloves, and my oriental hellebore
will not grow 'true’. You can still try, but there's no guarantee of the quality of the crop. There's more information on saving seed in Sue Stickland's article in the September 2011 issue of Gardeners' World Magazine.So which seeds are you saving?