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Hellebores - when to feed

chickychicky Posts: 10,379

I seem to remember that I am meant to feed my hellebores.  Does anyone know when is the best time to do it, and what feed is best to use?  Thanks



  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379

    Thanks Verdun - I knew you were the expert, and was hoping you would read my post !

    When you say mulch, will garden compost do?

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I would have thought garden compost would be an excellent choice. Some of mine have looked a bit lacklustre this year, so will try giving them a bit of tlc.

  • Thanks Verdun- I didn't know when to feed mine. Think I generally just do them with a liquid feed once or twice a week when I do everything else. Last summer I don't think anything got much feed as it rained so much. I'll give seaweed spray this year.

  • I know this isn't the thread but I can't find which it was. I went ahead and ordered 18 Hellebore from Ideal World for £20 + £5 P+P.

    They arrived Saturday and must say I am pleased with them considering cost. They were folded to fit in the box but have straightened out in 24 hours. Two were blooming, Beautiful flowers even if not something special like from specialist nurseries.





  • cilmericilmeri Posts: 116

    Brilliant Q & A's thanks to you all. Having neglected my hellebores for a few years I'm suprised that they have given such a good show. Just re-potting last years plantlets and expecting more to pass on to our gardening group.


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