Hellebores for a New Year

The Teddington Gardener

mbo_4739 Anna’s Red

mbo_4753 Ice N Roses Red

mbo_4789 Sally’s Shell

mbo_4864 Anna’s Red

A picture gallery – well there are going to be a few of them, cataloguing my visit to the gardens at RHS Wisley yesterday morning. Proof, if it were needed, that these are not the dullest, least colourful or interesting times in the garden. In fact I couldn’t say when those times might actually be. With these Hellebores and the Hamamelis to come, coupled with a tour of the Alpine House and Orchids in the Glasshouse, it is a veritable riot of colour and fragrance.

True, it is a time too of contemplation and planning, of mental preparation for the year ahead. Of reading those books that have piled high on the nightstand. And remember (as I did not so much last year) to plan in enough time to see those gardens which, in their season, will stir your horticultural…

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