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Jasonsparkes1

New beginnings in a new garden with new challenges - 26th June 2019 #oldlane

Helleborus x hybridus 'Single White Spotted'

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning All, after a 2yr wait she finally flowered again...just the usual 1 flower 😀 If the Property God's are listening, I'm waiting patiently on that too (but I haven't got years!!) However I am now on holiday for 11 whole days 😴😴😴 Have a fabulous day #mondaymotivation

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cyndi

Wow #amazing

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anges

Morning Jason, fab photo!! Enjoy your lovely long holiday 😴😴😴 you deserve it!!! 💙

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richard.spicer.7906

Superb 👌🏼 enjoy you holidays Jason, hope you hear good news on the property soon

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chapelbarn

A lovely flower. Good luck with the house hunting. 🤞

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awomanonabike

Gorgeous 💕 You too Jason. Fingers crossed for you.

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rachelbrooks

She was worth the wait! 💕 enjoy your break, and hopefully the perfect place will appear! 😘

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pelly

That’s beautiful, wow, 11 whole days.........enjoy 😍😍

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auricula

Cracking photo🥰

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jadojado29

Morning jason @Jasonsparkes1 Gorgeous pic 👌 11 days off that’s good to hear the amount of hours you work, hope it’s a lovely time for you 🐶😘

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rosiebug

Super photo , enjoy your break , hoping the right home will come your way soon😉🏡😍

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Williamson

Morning Jason, beautiful x😊😍

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Jasonsparkes1

We're still coming...we know we're Christmas roses...we didn't specify which Christmas!! 🎄

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Keely

Haha must be a Yorkshire thing mine are same!

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rachelbrooks

Lol 😆😆😆

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linfoster

Haha that’s funny Jason 👍🏻

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pelly

That sounds like mine too Jason 😂😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Damn things are a pain in the **** 😂😂😂 @Keely @rachelbrooks @linfoster @pelly

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linfoster

I love them 😍

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sharonhayden

@Jasonsparkes1 great to see what they look like before they’ve flowered, I’ve never noticed mine growing they just seem to pop up!

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rachelbrooks

I know you won’t want to hear this...but mine haven’t been too bad this year! 😬 seem to have flowered much quicker than last! 🙈

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Jasonsparkes1

Ha ha, there's no 'popping up' here, just a very slow creep 😂😂 @sharonhayden

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Jasonsparkes1

Lol, just the 'Yorkshire' ones on the go slow then!! 😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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sharonhayden

@Jasonsparkes1 you can trust Yorkshire to start slow but finish first!

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Jasonsparkes1

Just thought I'd share the really impressive stage my Spotty Hellebore has reached so far!! Not!! 😲 We have a few flower spikes, but I mean...seriously **tapping fingers impatiently ** I think we're going for a record late flowering!!

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pelly

Yours are doing better than mine Jason, although I must say they were plug plants, but I still hoped I'd get something. Most of them are putting on good growth though, so if I have to wait until next year then so be it. They should be well established by then. 👍👍

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hayleyaj

Oh but when she shows she will be a stunner! Patience my friend 😍

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robert1961

Threaten to throw it in the green waste bin that sometimes works for me?.

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Jasonsparkes1

This is the 3rd season for this one Jane, and it gets later each year!! 😂 @pelly

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Jasonsparkes1

If she shows!! I've never had much patience 😂😂 @hayleyaj

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Jasonsparkes1

She was on her final warning last year Robert, she managed 2 whole flowers, so I gave her a reprieve for a year, will have to remind her!! 😂 @robert1961

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pelly

There's hope for mine yet then 😂😂

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robert1961

Third year lucky.🤞🤞

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hayleyaj

This year she will do her thang! 😆😆😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Hope so 😁 @robert1961 @hayleyaj

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore #spring #closeup 2nd whole flower almost open 😲

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pelly

Beautiful photo Jason. 😊😊

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jadojado29

Gorgeous Jason @Jasonsparkes1 Ace pic 👌😍👌

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johnson8301

Gorgeous 🌸

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gjones

Wow gorgeous!

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Keely

Wowzer 💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you very much ❤ @pelly @jadojado29 @johnson8301 @gjones @Keely

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struddles

Great pic.👌

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susanhumphrey333

Stunning Jason 👍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you 😊 @struddles @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeousness 💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Cheers 😉 @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

#springtime #hellebore #raindrops

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore #singlewhitespotted #bud #spring

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davyc

Absoultely fabulous! Love these plants

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greenfinger14

Great pic 👍👏 so pretty 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @davyc @greenfinger14

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susanhumphrey333

Gorgeous Jason 👍😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you 😊 @susanhumphrey333

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lovemygarden65

Fab pic 👍👍👍

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rachelbrooks

Ooh she's lovely 💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Hmmm, flower No2 😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @lovemygarden65

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rachelbrooks

How many d'you want?! 🤔😳😂😜

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Jasonsparkes1

Distinctly more next year 😉😂 @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore Well it's compost day and she is pretty much open, Hmmm....?? 🤔

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juliesgarden

Morning Jason beautiful 😍😍

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debs69

Gorgeous bloom 👍

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bigemrg

That's a bit of a stunner Jason!

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susieg

Gorgeous 💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @debs69 @bigemrg @susieg @juliesgarden 😊

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lovemygarden65

Gorgeous 💗

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gjones

Oh that's a pretty one!

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cazash

Beautiful ❤️❤️🐾

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @lovemygarden65 @gjones @cazash

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susanhumphrey333

Really stunning Jason. Good luck for tomorrow 👍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you, and thank you again 😀 Butterflies now

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore Well we've opened a little more, on the upside another bud is coming...will be nice to have it flowering at Easter 😂

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pelly

That's about as good as my winter pansies Jason @Jasonsparkes1 😂😂😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Seriously Jane it's ridiculous, it has actually been months now!! I think it's trying to tell me I'm doing something wrong!! 😂 @pelly

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pelly

It's probably just a lazy teenager Jason. 😂😂😂. @Jasonsparkes1

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linfoster

Well yours are more advanced than mine jason 🙄

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debs69

They do seem to takes ages to bloom @Jasonsparkes1 🤓 you aren't doing anything wrong. They are worth the wait and will flower for weeks 👍

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angiecrazycatlady

I don't blame them not flowering if i was stuck outside in this weather I think I'd sulk too, I know winter is meant to ve cold but I feel like we have had a lot less sun this winter then usual ☁⛅💧❄

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Jasonsparkes1

Ahh I remember those days Jane 😉 @pelly Perhaps I'm just too impatient @linfoster @debs69 I can't even use that excuse Angie, this winter has been milder than I've ever known it here, with very few days below 0 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Ooh you can see her freckles! More than can be said for mine! (Hellebore...not freckles!)

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Jasonsparkes1

@rachelbrooks it's getting there, didn't realise it was going to be as spotty?

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rachelbrooks

She's going to be gorgeous! (When she eventually turns up!😜)

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore At last we have a flower, not open, but still a whole single flower 😁

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susieg

Soon there will be a whole host of them 🤗

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debs69

Beautiful 🤗

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lovemygarden65

Yeh life in the garden, whoop whoop 😊

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gjones

We finally found a hellebore that will winter here. Not this one but the 'niger' and it's pure white. Have always admired these plants. One bud now and hopefully more will follow!

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juliesgarden

👏👍👍😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Hope so, this one has taken ages @susieg Thanks @debs69 At last Marilyn, I'm still not impressed with it 😂 @lovemygarden65 Nice, I'm sure I've seen that one somewhere, haven't been impressed with this one, barely any growth at all @gjones

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linfoster

Hopefully when I get back from hols mine will be in flower 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

@linfoster Hope yours is doing better than mine 😀

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beckers1974

Mine's a bit behind yours! Fab profile pic! What's her name? xx

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Jasonsparkes1

@beckers1974 I'm not over impressed with it so far, didn't grow an inch last year, this bud has been like this for days now, still not open, guess I've not done right by it somewhere along the line?? And Savannah Storm 💖Savy💖 😉

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beckers1974

She'll lift her head. Have you cut away last year's leaves? That might make a difference. You don't want any old growth around her. I hope Ms Storm took on your complainants on your behalf - she looks like a catty one to me and would leave them in shreds! 😏

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore It's coming...slowly 🐢

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rachelbrooks

All good things...😬🙈😊

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linfoster

Mine aren't doing anything 😤

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Jasonsparkes1

I know that feeling @linfoster Still don't know if this is a flower or another leaf coming

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linfoster

It does look like a bud 🤔

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Keely

Mine don't seem to be doing much either 😦

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Jasonsparkes1

Hope so @linfoster Join the club @Keely Don't think I'm gonna be getting more of these in the future 🤔

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lovemygarden65

Have given up on these Jason , they don't seem to like my garden @Jasonsparkes1 🙁 @keely

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Jasonsparkes1

I'm not overly impressed with them so far, guess they don't like mine either @lovemygarden65

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Jasonsparkes1

#hellebore #help I planted this back in June time, and it has not changed one iota, not grown a single cm, not a single new leaf, nothing, exactly the same as when i planted it!! I'm now genuinely not sure if I've planted a plastic plant, because it still looks just as alive and healthy as it did 6mnths ago!!! 🤔 Any suggestions??

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susieg

Perhaps it's concentrating on root growth first?

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mikethegardener

@Jasonsparkes1 If you gently part the leaves and look down at the crown you'll hopefully find a small pointed flower stem at the very base of the stems. Your hellebore looks very healthy but it's about now that you should see the new growth just beginning to pop through.

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Jasonsparkes1

@mikethegardener Thank you very much, just looked and it's there, about 3cm long. 😊 And thank you too @susieg I'm hoping it has some good roots now 😁

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susieg

Yay! Looking forward to seeing the fabulous flowers

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mikethegardener

@Jasonsparkes1 No problem Jason

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pauline33

😂😂problem solved no plastic 😝❤️

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank God @pauline33 I don't think I'd be able to show my face again if I had 😂😂😂

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mikethegardener

@Jasonsparkes1 Hi Jason, you might be interested in my 'how to' video this week which shows how to look after hellebores. I have now cut back the foliage on mine, which is exactly the same as yours. Seems very drastic, but the new foliage and flowers will follow over the late winter spring period (https://youtu.be/hamFwuYW3cc). Good luck!

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks @mikethegardener will give it a look 😊

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