I called into the plant centre at RHS Wisley – for me almost as interesting as some of the gardens! – and of course the hellebores caught my eye. Anna’s Red and Penny’s Pink, naturally. Walberton’s Rosemary, which is planted to such good effect in the raised bed just as you enter the gardens from the ticket kiosks. Hellebore niger Joel, of the Hellebore Gold Collection, changing from pure white to deeper greens as the flower matures. Tutu, with the Tudor ruff at the centre of each flower – and a new Harvington Hybrid, Rebekah. With the £25 price tag….
From Petersham Nurseries, just a couple of Oriental Hybrids from Hugh Nunn, one a lovely deep yellow, the other double, frilled and spotted.