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my hellebore has not flowered in the last two years  plenty of new growth it 12 years old do i  need to dig up and split plant

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  • mick  3mick 3 Posts: 2

    my hellebore is 12 years old and has not flowered for two years  do i dig up and split

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,397

    Age doesn't usually stop a hellebore flowering in my experience. What are its growing conditions. Perhaps it's sulking about something. Heavy clay, too dry, too wet, too anything else. Can't say I've found them particularly fussy though. 

    Some of my flowers were eaten this year, and the year before last. I blamed muntjacs though nothing was ever proved. Could have been something else. When this happens I can see that there would have been flowers, a stem comes up with some leaves on it and maybe a small side flower. Have you checked yours for signs of this sort of attack?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,367

    I found that some of mine stopped flowering, but that when I gave them a good autumn feed and mulch they started to perform again [ bit like me really ]

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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