Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

I thought you might like to see my Hellebore. I went into the garden this morning and there it was looking just beautiful in the morning sunshine.


 Just what you need to see on a winters day.


  • How lovely! Helebores are the first to make an appearance in my garden and I love them so much I have many different varieties - but none like this one!

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Snapped two of mine this morning.




  • hoppyhoppy Posts: 5

    just brill cant wait to get out there image

  • Hello hellebore fans,

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  • Lupin2Lupin2 Posts: 17

    I love my hellebores too. A special one was a gift from my son shortly before he died, his favourite he said. I have given seedlings from it  to other family members for them to cherish.

    From Lupin

  • HI everyone

    Have been considering planting some hellibores as I see they can grow in shade - do you think they would grow in dry shade eg under laurels? my garden centre had a lot for sale today so was very tempted......

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Some beauties at the Bristol Botanic






    Garden yesterday so snapped them for you to see.

  • Happymarion they are just lovely. My Hellebores haven't been in long, I have got one growing in a pot in the back garden, it is full of buds so I'm just waiting for them to open and then I will photograph them. They are so beautiful and delicate.

  • CiaCia Posts: 154

    Ive looked in my garden centre and cant find Hellebores at all.  Are they out yet? I wanted one for the bees as a larder in those coming out of hibernation months.


    Thank you.

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Problem with garden centres is that they often don't display them till they're in flower. Have you had a look on the net? RHS plant finder can be very helpful.
  • @christopher.. so right.. i am addicted to them after being given some few years back.. my woodland garden is full of them.. but not in flower yet.. still to warm here i think..

  • CiaCia Posts: 154

    Thank you very much guys, much appreciated.

  • @christopher2.. me too. your list is same as some of mine.. thou dont like salvias they too smelly.. hate it.. agastaches just sowed some seeds for htem i was given.. dont know if right time.. the globetrotter ones i think they are.. i would like to get some of the liquorice ones too..

    on your astrantias.. have you grown any form seed?.. i ask because i sown some last year when Carol Klein did.. and i only got one up.. i have grown echinaceas again this year.. want more inthe garden.. and i also love penstemons.. lots of them also.. image

  • @christopher2... thanks for that info.. i will try cuttings.. they are much faster.. but i never always kow when to take them.. i assume when they are in full shooting or growing mode is when i do most of mine or when i am dead heading..and for splitting my astrantias.. i assume it is just same as splitting primulas and many otehr plants.. i will give that a go.. never thought of that with them

  • yeah..very hot was 23 yesterday here and getting hotter.. i had to hose the garden last night as everything is drooping.. and the lawn almost all brown now.. except in the shaded garden it still hanging in there. we have not had rain since 2 august and that was not much.. and some weeks before that when had it last.  butts are empty now and getting desperate over here.

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