aym280 - I'm in the northwest but even then the pots are just somewhere to keep the surplus from when I thinned out the plants that had self seeded. Pots are a handy way of storing them until I've got their home in the new border shaped, weeded and planned.
Funny thing is I have them planted in the cooler shady corners and they still flower prolifically.
Reading all your tips on looking after your Hellebores and seeing the picture of your wonderful potted Hellebore Runny has got me thinking that perhaps I have neglected mine for too long. We re-did our flower bed a couple of years ago adding plenty of rich top soil & wood chip and the Hellebores have taken over an area of the flower bed - attaching some pictures. As you can see they look a bit jaded to say the least. Should I remove all the flowers or at least the seeds?
Some seedlings in picture above.
Thanks aym - you mean just the old leaves - those tinged with darker parts? Some of the new leaves have come through recently which are a lovely lush green. What about the seeds in the flower heads - do I remove those too?
I will be out there tomorrow with my secateurs - thanks for all the advice which makes sense & is obviously something that I should have done a while back - I have never been so busy outside as I have since joining this fantastic forum - I have an awful lot to learn!
That hellebore is a superb colour runnybeak - love it.
1Runnybeak1 - I have loads of seedlings you may like for free. They are the dark reddy coloured Hellebores and I also have loads of the H. Foetidus - which are bright green.
I would be happy to pot some up and send in a month or so. DM me your address if you would like some.