My new flower obsession: hellebores

My new flower obsession is the beautiful hellebores. This has come about with my need to provide food for bees in winter. I know I am a little bee crazy but I can’t help it. There is something so joyful about this beautiful winter hardy flower. now that winter has a few weeks left. I am definitely not wishing it away but can’t wait for next winter!

The colours are dreamy, I have my beady eyes on so many types I popped them on my image. You can buy them as plants now but if you grow them from seed then you need to plant them in summer. After doing a wee bit of research I learned that they can take longer than 6months to germinate which is a long time to monitor a seed tray.

Hellebores like fertile well drained soil so prepare the earth before you plant them. These are a great plant for shady gardens as they like to be at the front of a border ( maybe infront of my hydrangea). You need to plan where you want them because they don’t like to be moved.

I plan on growing them from a plant, letting it grow and then divid them into smaller plants. I will have to keep them in there pots until I find the perfect place for them. It’s a tricky balance. I may get seeds when I get a greenhouse.

You know I love to plan I can’t help it.

What’s your latest flower obsession?

One response to “My new flower obsession: hellebores”

  1. […] And Winter is the hardest month for our buzzing friends, so plant flowers that will sustain them. Hellebores are perfect… although my obsession with them is growing by the day. Willows offer pollen to […]

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