Hellebores all the way!

Hellebores on my mind at the moment, unsurprisingly. 'Candylove' looking particularly extravagant today at Syon, 'Anna's Red' on the dining room table (substituting for roses) and itself getting set to be photographed tomorrow along with Penny's Pink (both from the stable of Devon man, Rodney Davey). I'm expecting to see a multitude at the RHS…

Hellebores

Hellebores are a group of plants usually grown in 'woodland' conditions in the UK, flowering from late winter through to mid-spring. The flowers are white, cream, pink, purple, or green, sometimes spotted, and are pendant or outward facing, saucer to cup shaped or tubular bells shaped! New varieties are becoming available such as Anna's Red…

Such care from RHS Chelsea exhibitors

Such care from RHS Chelsea exhibitors, individually wrapping these paeonia (peony) blooms. Jumping ahead to Spring again with this post - I can't resist. Our first range of baby herbaceous plants arrived at Syon today and bring with them a promise of exuberant growth and colour. In the spirit of the season however, I brought…