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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #120 on: February 19, 2007, 06:57:09 PM »
Now some Austrian seedlings - nearly 2 months too early this year

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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #121 on: February 20, 2007, 12:49:25 PM »
My hellebores are only just starting to look good and not up to .the standard of Chris and others but here are one or two anyway

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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #122 on: February 20, 2007, 04:35:01 PM »
Lovely pictures folks, here I go drooling again ;D
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #123 on: February 20, 2007, 07:29:49 PM »
Thanks for all the lovely pictures and advice of all,
Staale, I started with Hellebores 15 years ago and the litlle advice to give you,start off with a few good plants from good breeding and you will save yourselve a lot of time in waiting for extra years,mind you the are very adictive.Also the book on Hellebores,The Gardeners Guide to Growing Hellebores / by Graham Rice & Elisabeth Strangman.

Ian,incidently I found an article by Will Mclewin on Hell Hybr as Ballardiae/Ericsmithii/Nigercors he mention the influence of Niger in Ballardiae as a problem in groing the plant succesful,also mentian the habit of nigercors were the leaves are unsichtfull when the plant is in flower.I found my Ballardiae flowered itself to dead,post my Ericsmithii in the sunlight this morning and a few more seedlings apearing daily.
Chris you give me sleeples nights !!
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #124 on: February 20, 2007, 08:13:28 PM »
........Also the book on Hellebores,The Gardeners Guide to Growing Hellebores / by Graham Rice & Elisabeth Strangman.........


Is available on www.abebooks.co.uk  £5 plus £3.35 postage and package.
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #125 on: February 20, 2007, 08:45:55 PM »
Thanks for the tip David,if you see Brian Mathew`s Gardeners Guide to Hellebores for sale somewere give me a sign up he. ;)Please.
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2007, 12:15:54 AM »
Are you sure you want it?  It was listed at over $700 the last place I looked.

At that rate, it would be worth counterfeiting it.
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #127 on: February 21, 2007, 07:13:27 AM »
$700?! Wow, Diane, perhaps I'd better start to counterfeit my copy; I'd settle for $350 each :)

Geebo, copies occasionally pop up for sale in the UK for around £100-£130, give or take a few pounds. Mine came from a small, independent book shop. It's just a case of looking regularly on the internet.

There are some great photos in this thread now; I'm enjoying them all. Just wish I could get outside to take some photos myself.

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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2007, 07:16:28 AM »
Geebo, I forgot to ask you about the contraptions you are using to hood you hellebores. Did you find these for sale somewhere (but perhaps they are used for something else), or did you make them yourself? They look as good and as effective as anything else I've seen before.

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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2007, 08:36:29 AM »
Guy I have emailed you re the Brian Mathew book
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2007, 08:53:54 AM »
The SRGC library is planning to sell off some its duplicates, this book will probabally not be on the list but would be worth looking out for. I think it will be a while before Boyd ( the new librarian ) has everything sorted out. No doubt there will be details in one of the journals or website.
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2007, 02:04:57 PM »
Geebo, thanks for your advice. I guess I must plan a february trip to a couple of nurseries in England next winter. It's a lot easier with Hepatica, where I can always keep an eye open for nice forms when roaming about in the hills. Darned ice age (for leaving scandinavia without Helleborus and lots of other good stuff)!

Also interesting to see your covers for the plants. I have made similar arrangements for my best Hepatica plants, only most of them are in ground, so I put soil around the cover edges to make it tight between my visits with the brush.
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2007, 08:23:47 PM »
One from me amongst all these very special beauties !

Helleborus sternii Hawthorn strain

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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2007, 09:29:39 PM »
Home made Tim,The are some of my  Hellebores I have grown in large pots,the are most of my stockplants i self pollinate,and there is not always the time to tend them properly i found this idea,I use 4 canes and 4 cut lengts of waterpipe to fit over the top of the cane,cross over to make the hood,then get a lengt of white fleece and just tye on the top,no bees no flies no wind to polute my precious.The plants I use for crosspollination are under cover in the polytunnel,end try to pollinate before the pollen are ripe on the flower recieving the pollen,and find that satisfactory. :D


Hoi Luc,Vertel je eens wat meer,Sorry luc Im very interested to learn more about the lovely sternii you posted ?? ::)
No Maggy this is not welsh !! 8)
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Re: new Hellebore
« Reply #134 on: February 24, 2007, 05:42:22 PM »
Hi Guy !
Groetjes vanuit nat Vlaanderen (again no Welsh Maggi... ;D)
Sorry but there's no fascinating story behind my H.x sternii - I'm not a Helleborus specialist like a lot of you guys - I'm a plain rock gardener interested in lots of stuff. ;D
I must have had it for over 15 years - bought from Noel Portier who you must know as well.
I produces quite good seedlings true to the mother - if you would be interested, let me know Guy, I'll be happy to send you some - or anybody else for that matter.


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