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Hellebore seedlings

Good evening I have noticed that their are many hellebore seedlings in my garden. Should I leave them Insitu, or dig them up and pot on? Thank you


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,145

    I think they do better left to get on with it by themselves.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you for your swift reply.

    I will leave them
  • Hi Verdun.

    Thank you for your response. Do they grow better when potted on, rather than left Insitu?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,145

    I think a lot depends on your garden style and approach to gardening, plus time available. If I potted up every desirable seedling in my large unruly patch I'd never get anything else done.

    They're hardy, they'll grow in the garden, maybe not as rapidly, depends on the soil and climate, but you'll have to water them, pot them on (they like deep pots) and do whatever else needs doing .

    Mine just growimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you both.

    I've never had so many seedlings as this year. So I will pot up those that I think maybe from a double flowered variety, and some others. I have about 20 seedlings, so I'll dig up all, plant some where I would like them to live, and see how the potted ones get on.
  • Rescued some hellebore seedlings at the seedling leaf stage. They appear to be flourishing probably because of all this rain. No signs of roots appearing through the bottom of the cells yet. Will decide what to do with them next month!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,027
    They'll take a fairly long time to get to a decent sized plant which will flower, but you've got a great bunch there so hopefully some will get to be decent plants. 
     It's certainly easier to lift them before they get too settled as they can be tricky to fork out. They can snap quite easily. It'll be interesting to see what colours they are - it's usually a mixture! 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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