Forum home Problem solving

Hellebore seedlings.

Hello,
I have discovered some hellebore seedlings which have grown a couple of inches, should I 
leave them in the ground or pot them to grow on.?

Many thanks.
«1

Posts

  • They will be fine where they are, and best left undisturbed for now. Is there any particular reason why you want to dig them up?
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    Beware, I potted up about 6 seedlings a few years ago, thinking I would get some lovely new plants. They were a big disappointment. Took nearly 3 years to flower and were all a very muddy colour, nothing like the original creamy white.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Alan,.
    Thank you for your comments,no particular reason to move them ,I will take your advice and 
    leave well alone.
    Many thanks.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,133
    I would leave well alone too. Mine took many years to become full grown plants.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872
    Some seedlings I grew on from seed three years ago, have just started to flower. One is a double white with red spots, another a yellow with a red picotee edge, another has a dark red back, but a white front and a red anemone type ring of stamens.  I will try and post some pic tomorrow. Don't give up yet. You may get some you don't like, you may get something lovely.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    I usually leave some seedlings where they are, but I  thin them out to give them more space, and the thinnings I pot up and grow on. 
    Also, sometimes the self sown seedlings are too close to the parent plant which compromises their growth ... these I either replant a bit further away or pot up in humus-rich gritty loam and grow them on in a sheltered spot in the garden until they’re big enough to plant out. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267
    @Dovefromabove, I've got lots of seedlings too which I was thinking of moving - when would be the best time do you think?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480
    I do it anytime autumn winter or spring ... not summer ... whenever I’m weeding and I find them 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267
    Okay thanks.  It won't be tomorrow at any rate because now my back keeps twinging when I bend - ouch!!!!   it must be the weather with everybody's backs going.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872
    I went round and took a single flower off each new seedling. The parents of most of these are Ashwood hybrids. It has taken three years from seed to flowering size.  The two anemone flowered ones have deep red backs, I think the label was marked neon red backs (Ashwood neon strain). The one that is not open looks like it will be very identical to the more open one with red stamens at the bottom centre.  Strangely I do not have one like that at all  in my older ones that I took the seeds off.  The yellow single has a very fine red picotee on it.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
Sign In or Register to comment.