Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Wordless Wednesday ~ First Flower From Seed


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  1. That is a lovely colour - how long from seed?

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    1. Thanks Sue. There's no date on the label other than July but I have an inkling that this has taken three years to flower. It came from fresh seed ordered from Ashwood Nurseries.

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  2. And isn't she a beauty? That flower was worth waiting for.

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    1. Thanks muchly Jo - well worth the wait.

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  3. That is a cracker Anna - you often read that hellebore seedlings can be rather mucky looking affairs but this is contradictory to that information.

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    1. Yes the seedlings are sometimes less than desirable Angie but sometimes you get lovely surprises. It's a case of 'win some, loose some' with a long wait attached to it :)

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  4. Beautiful! I just bought a "mystery" hellebore that was mislabeled and in the wrong section of the garden centre. Can't wait! :)

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    1. Oh how exciting - you will be on tenterhooks until it flowers :) I imagine that it may have been a bargain if the label had come adrift.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment Elaine :)

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    1. It's been rewarded in this particular case Cathy I'm pleased to say.

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  7. What a beauty.Was it a chance seedling or did you arrange its parent' s marriage?

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    1. The seed came from Ashwood Nurseries Chloris so my role as a match maker was completely non-existent :)

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  8. It is very rewarding to grow something as lovely as that from seed. Sign of a true gardener.

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    1. Oh thank you for such your kind compliment Brian. It's much appreciated.

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  9. That is a beautiful colour Anna - have you bred a new hellebore? Are you going to give her a name?

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    1. No would that I had Cathy - my role was confined to sowing the seed and nurturing the offspring. I would have called it 'Anna's Red' but that name is already taken :)

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.