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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Helleborus x hybridus 'Ashwood Garden Hybrids'

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh what a pretty dusting of #snow on the #hellebore

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clipperty

👌🏻 Prettiness on the patch! X x

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

They look great in the snow...👍🏼

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carolecuttingitfine

#hellebore looking lovely in the morning sun.. after a good leaf cut back. Have a marvellous Monday everyone 😊🌸 #bestofjan

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole, what a lovely photo, have a fab day 😘

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kaporyash

Wonderful scene in garden

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rachelbrooks

Little beauties 💕💜💕

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Denise16

Really lovely photo 😍

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ShelleySnyder

Great photo!💘😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Somebody is ready for #christmas - #hellebore #christmasrose #onemoresleep more chicks coming home to the nest today, one already landed and settled in 😊😊😊 happy sprout peeling day - oh the joys of #christmaseve 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Sprout peeling day! 🤣🤣 yep...sounds about right! Gorgeous hellebore 🌸💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Happy Christmas lovely @rachelbrooks thank you for all your words of support and kindness and the of course the fun! Have a fabby time with your precious family 😘 😘

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Keely

Very pretty 💕

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rachelbrooks

😘 thank you lovely girl. Hope yours is as magical as can be. Although will it be as exciting as a crane lifting a container?! 😉 Have a wonderful time together xx 😘

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jacaranda

Happy sprout peeling, potato peeling, parsnip peeling, carrot scrubbing and 1001 other jobs too, Carole 🤣🤣 @carolecuttingitfine (But it will all be worth it tomorrow!) 😘😘

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juliesgarden

Aww happy Christmas Carole 😘😘🎄

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carolecuttingitfine

Even operating a crane is not as exciting as having your crazy train track building uncle home @rachelbrooks absolute carnage 😂😂 but wouldn’t have it any other way - Christmas is for the children big or small!? 😂

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carolecuttingitfine

Luckily I love doing the prep @jacaranda and I’ve finished! Hope you have a lovely day 😘

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rachelbrooks

Aww sounds like a lot of fun! Have a fab evening lovely 😘

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richard.spicer.7906

Ooo very pretty!

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carolecuttingitfine

My first plant photo for ages! #hellebore or #christmas rose spotted and so it begins again 😊😊😊😊

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juliesgarden

And very lovely it is too 💞🙋‍♀️

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clipperty

It’s rather gorgeous Carole, a sight to behold! Xxx

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carolecuttingitfine

I thought this #hellebore was a gonna after the weigh of the snow flatten it but after the thaw is stronger than ever! #mondaymotivation - what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Have a great Monday everyone 😊🌸

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nessas

Morning Carole it’s certainly does tuff little fellows aren’t they 💪🏻 and that’s a very pretty one 💟💟

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pelly

Morning Carole #survivor 👋👋

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jpea

Morning Carole, lovely Helleborus 😍😍

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous 💜💜

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jacaranda

Mine are the same, Carole, although we didn’t have as much snow as you did! It’s so uplifting to see how plants come back to life after such crazy weather. @carolecuttingitfine 😘

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rachelbrooks

They are such little troopers! And ain’t that the truth?!!!

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carolecuttingitfine

Another #hellebore discovered shining bright in the winter sun 🌞 have a fabby Friday 😊😊

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole, beautiful 😍😍😍 have a fab Friday ☺️

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous 💛💚💛

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pelly

Morning Carole, enjoy yours too. 😍😍

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carolecuttingitfine

So glad I managed to germinate seeds from this #hellebore more is definitely more with this one 😊😊 happy fabby Thursday everyone 😊

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nessas

Oh how fabulous Carole more is better 💟 and what a beautiful one to have lots of ☺️

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GardeningNicW86

Aw wow well done Carole getting these to grow from seed isn't the easiest. I tried & failed miserably 🙈

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lesliecole49

Beautiful results too!

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emiliejames

Exquisite and love the dew on the petals. I've got lots that have self seeded. Not over tidying is one of my talents 😉 so they self seeded and then I slightly thinned them out in situ..@GardeningNicW86

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rachelbrooks

That’s gorgeous and well done growing from seed - you must have infinite patience!

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful ❤

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carolecuttingitfine

Thanks @nessas and glad you were inspired 😂😂 @GardeningNicW86 I would have given up on them as they lay dormant for well over 8 months, if I’d remembered them 😏 thanks @lesliecole49 😊 @emiliejames thank you and you are right I now recognise them and realise I’ve been tidying them previously 😱 I’m definitely not know for my patience, but I will admit to forgetting about them in the greenhouse @rachelbrooks 😏 thank you @Jasonsparkes1

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nessas

I don’t need much encouragement Carole 🙄😬😂😂

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carolecuttingitfine

Me neither @nessas and this site is soooo encouraging/inspiring 😂😂

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nessas

Mmmmm inspiring 🤨🤨 yes encouraging 🤔 is the right word 😂😂😜

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clipperty

Wow that’s different , love eeet xx

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carolecuttingitfine

Aren’t #hellebores fantastic #winterwonders - looking so delicate but able to survive in harsh conditions - have a super Sunday, and stay warm it’s bitter out there! 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

They’re brilllllliiiiaant! 😉 have a great day

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christineb

Lovely 😊 sun and snow showers here Carole but soooo cold

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carolecuttingitfine

You too @rachelbrooks although it’s bitter here - indoor play today I think...

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh snow showers @christineb I’m a little bit jealous- that would make me venture out!

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emiliejames

One of my favourite plants of all every garden should have them. Looking lovely ❄ @carolecuttingitfine

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carolecuttingitfine

Mine too @emiliejames along with passionflowers 😊

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scaryskates

They are absolutely smashing Carole

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carolecuttingitfine

#hellebore hiding under the rhododendrons are dazzling! Happy fab Friday everyone 😊😊

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Keely

Morning they are just that think mine are on strike with no flowers yet 😟

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carolecuttingitfine

These were early @Keely I’m still waiting on some more too but they are worth the wait aren’t they..

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Keely

They are 👌

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daisy-jane

Morning Carole beautiful Hellebore 😍😍

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linfoster

Hopefully mine will be in flower when i get home from holiday carole 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @daisy-jane and yes @linfoster after your fabulous holiday you’ll need something cheery to greet you

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carolecuttingitfine

Whoooo hooo at last a flower and definitely worth the wait! Happy Thursday everyone- stay warm!

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nessas

Yay 🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️ definitely worth the wait Hun isn’t she pretty 💟💟

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rachelbrooks

Morning they take their time don’t they? But you can’t rush such beauty! 😉

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scaryskates

She's a beauty Carole

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juliesgarden

And it’s a cracker 💕💕

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Keely

Morning A pretty pink too 💖

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pelly

Morning Carole, very pretty and definitely worth the wait. 😍😍

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daisy-jane

Morning Carole she's a beauty 😍😍😍

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brightcolours

#bestofjan

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richard.spicer.7906

Woohoo indeed 🙌🏼 that’s a beauty

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carolecuttingitfine

After the storms cleared yesterday I went out to check for damage and found this beauty hiding under the rhododendron, completely forgot it was there! Bonus 😊😊 happy Thursday everyone

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scaryskates

Happy Thursday Carole she's a beauty

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juliesgarden

SURPRISE 🎉 morning Carole 🙋‍♀️

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @scaryskates and it certainly was @juliesgarden especially as I was soaking wet and mud from clearing leaves from the drains to stop flooding, made it worthwhile 😊😊

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bigemrg

Morning Carole! What a beauty! 😀

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wizzpop

Beautiful 😊

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ada31514

Stunning

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richard.spicer.7906

That’s a very pretty one, super Carole 👌🏼🙂

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cschulz02

@carolecuttingitfine - Beautiful pic & plant! Where do you live? 🌴🌺🐾

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carolecuttingitfine

Can’t believe I keep forgetting about it @richard.spicer.7906 but it is hiding! Thank @cschulz02 we are in the SW of England so a little warmer but this must be an early one as I’ve others I’m waiting on..

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rachelbrooks

What a lovely surprise 💕

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nessas

Oh what a fab fine lucky you 💟

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carolecuttingitfine

Still waiting for this #hellebore to flower, but very excited that the seeds I saved from it last year have germinated after lying dormant for 6 months 😊😊😊 have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Carole ☕

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scaryskates

Post a pic when they open Carole 👍

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pelly

Morning Carole 👍👍

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carolecuttingitfine

Afternoon @Jasonsparkes1 and @pelly and will do @Scaryskates but don’t hold your breath they’ve been like this for a while?! I think hellebores need more patience than I’ve got 😂

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nessas

Afternoon Carole sounds like me impatient 😬 hope your having a lovely day ☺️

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carolecuttingitfine

@nessas we spend our time waiting on the next bloom 😂😂 and I had a lovely day thank you, grandson’s first swimming lessons, and finally had my hair returned to it’s unnatural colour 😂

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carolecuttingitfine

#tuesdaychoice #hellebore and the sun ☀️ is shining!!

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daisy-jane

Ooh that's gorgeous Carole 💖💖💖

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pauline33

That's a beauty 👌💖💖

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ankur1406

Lovely flower 😘😘

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christineb

Beautiful 💕

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @christineb @daisy-jane @pauline33 @ankur1406 😘

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angiecrazycatlady

Lovely colour and looks beautiful with the sun shinning behind it 😄

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brightcolours

Pretty! #pinkhellebore #hellebore #pink

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rachelbrooks

Oh she's a stunner 🌸💕

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richard.spicer.7906

😍 - a beauty!

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carolecuttingitfine

#hellebore another lovely surprise! Spotted while dashing back from the chicken run.. I must have planted these as it's a new bed under the rhododendron.. but I have absolutely no recollection.. #mustbemyage #everydayasuprise 😂😂😂 #bestofjan

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pelly

Nice surprise Carole. 🌼🌼🌼 @carolecuttingitfine

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harebell

Lovely 😊

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flof1952

That is a beauty Carole @carolecuttingitfine .......great photo :)

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columbiariver

Gorgeous flower.

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @harebell and @columbiariver and yes a lovely surprise on the greyest of days @pelly and I was contorted at such an angle to get the shot @flof1952 so thank you 😊

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juliesgarden

😍😍👍

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clipperty

Haha they look lovely. Just bout a pot of these from Morrisons. They just hopped into my basket 😉 Decided I need another so have to go back! X

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nessas

Lovely surprise Carole 😍

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Simon40

That looks like an 'Ashwoods Variety'. I'm sure we used to have these at RHS Wisley when I worked there

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susanhumphrey333

I always think I will remember but I never do 😂

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daisy-jane

Ooh that's a stunner Carole great pic 😘👍

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carolecuttingitfine

#firstsignofspring amongst the autumn decay love #hellebore

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carolecuttingitfine

Love these as they are the first flowers in my garden of a new season #newbeginnings

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brightcolours

#plantID-hellebore

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