Everywhere I look at the moment, the eye is taken by all the hellebores that are flowering, from white through to plum coloured ones. Most of the snowdrops are starting to “go over” and the hellebores are shouting “look at me” and vying with the narcissus that are also starting to flower. These first hellebores are all growing along the driveway in the front.
The next four are in the border that goes round the side of the house. The one on the bottom right is new this year and is waiting to be planted, it actually has a name “Neon Star”.
Next are some of the ones in the woodland border just before you go through the archway into the woodland, and then in the woodland itself.
The last two were bought last year and due to all the rain that we have had over the winter, I think they are in the wrong place. I’ve decided that it’s no good planting hellebores where I will have to walk on the lawn in the winter, to see them. The lawn is still very wet, but drying slowly, thank goodness. I think I need to plant them somewhere where I can walk during the winter months. They have both made lovely large plants in just a year, so I hope moving them won’t upset them!