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Emma915Jones

Novice gardener trying my best to keep plants alive and encourage wildlife. Twitter & instagram: aka @ambiencefineart

Helleborus

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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Emma915Jones

Good morning, this is another one of my garden visitors, I think I know which bee but can anyone confirm the ID?

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bigemrg

Morning again Emma! Could it be a Tree Bumblebee? 🐝🐝🐝

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Emma915Jones

I did wonder @bigemrg

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bigemrg

It could also be a Common Carder Bee, but the back end looks a bit too white! 😀 Identifying insects is a minefield! 😀

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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Emma915Jones

Is this normal leaf patterning on my new hellebore? #hellebore

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robert1961

Could be hellebore black spot!.

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Emma915Jones

@robert1961 I wondered about that, but I have hellebore black spot elsewhere and religiously remove & bin those leaves but this looks completely different to that

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ublaszko

Hellebore black spot looks more like brown splodges. I've just pruned my new hellebore back as it had black spot and the flowers have already gone over. I'd be interested to know what these black dots are as my fatsia and one of my camellias have it. I put it down to stress from repotting but I have no idea tbh.

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ublaszko

I did some digging and it turns out it's leaf damage caused by spider mites. 😨😱😵

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Emma915Jones

Wow thank you @ublaszko Interesting as I thought spider mites were more troublesome in greenhouses than borders.

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ublaszko

I've never heard of spider mites 😅 I guess your hellebore spent a fair bit of time in a greenhouse in the nursery. And fatsia is particularly prone to spider mites. I need to get out there and treat my fatsia and camellias with insecticide as I don't remember if I've done it this year yet.

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Emma915Jones

@ublaszko are we sure it is spider mite? There is not webbing that I can see and the spots were not visible before purchasing as far as I can remember

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ublaszko

I think the first sign is discolouration which looks like nutrient deficiency, then the black dots and then the webbing. You might not see webbing until much further along. I'm not sure if your dots are the same as mine, it looks the same though. I looked at the previous photo of your hellebores and there are some brown splodges that look like hellebore black spot as well.

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Emma915Jones

@ublaszko Yes I agree with the black spot, I know we def get that and I remove and bin the leaves each year to try and help. I’ve removed all the leaves of his hellebore, in the hope that it will get rid of the mites :-)

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ublaszko

I don't seem to get black spot with Christmas rose but one of the oriental hellebores developed black spot this year. I usually remove the old leaves once the new leaves start to sprout. ☺

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Emma915Jones

Confession time: @ublaszko I’m not actually sure which hellebore I have - except this one that I bought rather than inherited and is hellebore niger lol

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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Emma915Jones

My hybridising hellebores

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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Emma915Jones

I swear these hellebores were not in this position, with this deep colour or have so many flowers before! Amazing.

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pelly

They’re stunning Emma 💕💕

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Tracyhl

They are so beautiful ❤️

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greenfinger14

Beautiful 😍

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rachelbrooks

Stunning colour 💕

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brightcolours

#bestofmarch #hellebore

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Emma915Jones

Thank you @pelly @Tracyhl @greenfinger14 @rachelbrooks @brightcolours Can’t believe my luck

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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Emma915Jones

Here is another of the new hellebore. I think originally we only had the dusky pink variety, now we have a deeper purple and two different types of white. Lovely. #hellebore

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flof1952

Super photo Emma 👍

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Emma915Jones

Thank you @flof1952

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brightcolours

#hellebore

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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Emma915Jones

I seem to have many varieties of hellebores in my garden this year. Assuming they have self sown. I’m not complaining

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Emma915Jones

#hellebore

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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Emma915Jones

This hellebore has not been seen in my garden before. It has several flowering buds. Could this be a prolific seedling? #gardenshour It did flower in October but a much paler dusky pink

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Emma915Jones

#hellebore

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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Emma915Jones

I think this might be hellebores niger. This was added to the garden in late 2017/early 2018 as a shop bought plant. I’ve placed it in between two variegated hebes.

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Emma915Jones

#hellebore

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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Emma915Jones

#hellebore still waiting

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Emma915Jones

Is this a #hellebore ? #plantid #help If it is, bizarre time to flower. I won't complain.

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