wendyswonderlandgarden

My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Category: hellebores

First hellebore of 2023

This my third attempt at posting this, maybe it’ll get through this time.

One of my hellebores has started to flower this weekend. It’s not looking very healthy though and I understand it’s not cureable. The plant should be dug up and disposed of as it can spread to other hellebores. It’s such a shame as it’s a pretty delicate flower that brings some much needed colour to the garden at this otherwise dead-ish season in the garden

Late November 2022 in my garden

It’s late November, we’ve had thanksgiving and are heading towards Christmas quickly, how prepared are you. It seems a strange time in the garden, I still have summer flowering plants with flowers some for a second time – a Fuschia, hydrangea and Hesperantha (I think it’s changed name again but I can’t keep up).

We haven’t had any frost yet here so my dahlias are still in pots outside. This is the latest by far that they’ve been outside, usually mid October they go to their winter home – the greenhouse and I’m thinking I might put them in anyway. The fact it’s not been so cold is great for the rising heating bills as it means we haven’t really needed it much as yet but it worries me for the garden as we need the proper seasons in order for plants to grow properly. So while I have some summer plants still in flower I also have the hellebores showing their buds and they are about 2 or 3 months early!

Wordless Wednesday- hellebore & crocus

Storm Franklin

Hellebore flowering
The aftermath of the storm, a new pond. This often gets flooded and consequently I don’t know what to plant in this section

Daphne and Hellebore flowering

Daphne flowering and apparently smelling lovely too!
First hellebore to flower this year