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  • Hi Dove,

    Don't feel guilty - just see it as doing your bit for the economy!  I know I can't resist a gorgeous healthy plant.  On the subject of hellebores, I know in principle they prefer shade, but is there any reason not to put them in sun?  Does it scorch the foliage, dry out the roots, do the flowers fade too quickly...?  I'm thinking they'll finish flowering soon, before temperatures get too high. I've just bought 5 beautiful specimens and would love to put them in next to our front door.

    Any advice on this, please, anybody?

  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    Last year Dove l went to my favourite gc to buy some more grit came home with a new hellebore called Tutu , this year it's been stunning. Last Sunday went to buy compost came home with a white double hellebore  and a new daylily called Beckylynn. I did make myself walk away from a David Austin rose I've had my eye on. It was the Generous Gardener rose, has anyone got could recommend this rose cause I've just broken my sacetears and need to go gc again......

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,765

    Tutu is a gorgeous hellebore - I've had mine for about 4 years now - it's also had some seedlings which I've potted up and am growing on - it'll be interesting to see how they turn out image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 135

    purpletreacle I have had one growing in a very warm spot in my south facing garden for three years now, and it seems very happy and flowering well!

    I do water it sometimes in very hot weather though.

  • Thanks, aym280 and Buzzy2.  I'll take the chance and plant the hellebores in my sunny spot, where they'll be appreciated by the front door.  The "soil" there is very poor, so I'll dig in some extra compost to give them a good start, and if they don't thrive I'll move them to a better environment later this year.

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