Christmas rose

by Wendy Syddall

I have a stone hexagonal pot that has recently been vacated by a dahlia that refused to flower. I should also say that I inherited this pot from my maternal grandparents nearly 20 years ago and it’s the oldest in the garden but still in great condition. I went shopping for a plant for it earlier this week and couldn’t find anything suitable. Then yesterday I was leaving my job and my colleague brought me a Christmas rose and it looks lovely in the pot. I have numerous hellebores (another name for the Christmas rose) around the garden but a lot of them get diseased and it spreads between them so hopefully being in a pot will stop this. Here it is planted up this afternoon