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Have had a bad experience with Crocus (even though they have an amazing selection admittedly). Is there a good supplier who send out plants in great condition please?

Many thanks.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    If you want hellebores go to a hellebore specialist, eg Ashwood's or Harveys. They are nurseries, they grow plants, not just big business selling them

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Bunty3Bunty3 Posts: 13

    Hayloft sent me some beauties.....worth a try

  • Perfect nut, thank you. Have you used them? do they do mail order I wonder....thanks again.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    I grew all mine from seed Jessimage

    Wait a bit, there are several hellebore enthusiasts on the forum that will have tested most placesimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you nut, and bunty too - will have a look at all of those.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,082

    Got mine from Hayloft when they were on special offer in 2012, they bloomed in 13 and were fantastic in 14, only thing is they havent stopped blooming , I hope they still put on a show in early spring. Maybe I should have cut the flowers off.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Rhs harlowcarr sell some really nice hellebores.
  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452
    I ordered 10 for ??10 from Hayloft and they arrived today. Good strong young plants in plugs with 2"-6" of top growth. 10 different varieties clearly labelled and described on the info sheet. Instruction sheet advised potting them up to grow on for about 4 weeks before planting them out.
  • Thanks everyone, great to know. I suppose plug plants won't flower this year then, so I need to get 2L pots if I want flowers in January? 

  • Give crocus another try or look on the rhs web site my 9cm hellebores flowered last year
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