~ a gardening and allotment notebook
That is a lovely colour - how long from seed?
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.
And isn't she a beauty? That flower was worth waiting for.
Thanks muchly Jo - well worth the wait.
That is a cracker Anna - you often read that hellebore seedlings can be rather mucky looking affairs but this is contradictory to that information.
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 :)
Beautiful! I just bought a "mystery" hellebore that was mislabeled and in the wrong section of the garden centre. Can't wait! :)
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.
Oh, that's gorgeous!
Thanks Jessica :)
What a beauty.
Thanks for your visit and comment Elaine :)
Lovely! Patience pays off!
It's been rewarded in this particular case Cathy I'm pleased to say.
What a beauty.Was it a chance seedling or did you arrange its parent' s marriage?
The seed came from Ashwood Nurseries Chloris so my role as a match maker was completely non-existent :)
It is very rewarding to grow something as lovely as that from seed. Sign of a true gardener.
Oh thank you for such your kind compliment Brian. It's much appreciated.
That is a beautiful colour Anna - have you bred a new hellebore? Are you going to give her a name?
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 :)
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 : email@example.comNamasté- Anna.