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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Helleborus lividus

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Ooo 🤗 looks like my tender hellebore spread some seed around earlier in the year in various surrounding pots as I’m finding lots of these cute seedlings. Look at those lovely markings 🤩 #hellebore

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midnightgardener

It's cute but got such a long way to go before it matures 💚💚

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crabby58

Congratulations Richard you have #sprouts 👍 Yay 🙌

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes it does Chris, maybe at least 2-3 years. But there are so many of them I’m going to use them to experiment round the garden. Move them to some selected sheltered spots and see which ones fair off the best over the next couple of years. The mother plant is safe in the polytunnel and potentially might get more seed early next year 😊 @midnightgardener

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richard.spicer.7906

Yay indeed!! 🙌🏼😄 @crabby58

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sharonhayden

I think I have one like that - what’s the difference apart from it speaks Spanish- obvs 🙄

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richard.spicer.7906

Well my other plants pay rent in Sterling but these only pay up in Euros 😆😆😆 @sharonhayden

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol, no seriously I don’t charge my plants rent... 🤭 @sharonhayden

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s supposed to be more tender than the normal hellebores. You might have the same one, just looked at yours and the flowers and foliage do look similar 🤔 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

It just said it was a Christmas rose and I wanted a white one and I put it in a sheltered spot - I love the Matt foliage

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sharonhayden

Just read your other comments!! 🤣🤣you’re having a right laugh 😂 and you do make your plants earn their keep - if they’re not working hard enough they’re out of that poly tunnel! 😜

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richard.spicer.7906

Of course! Gotta make room for something new if it’s not performing 🤣🤪 @sharonhayden

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

The seed pods forming on Hellebore lividus look quite pretty. It had quite a few flowers considering it was relatively a small plant only a few months ago #hellebore #helleborus #helleborus-lividus #helleboruslividus #majorcanhellebore

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sherrisgarden

Now that's a cool plant !! 😍😍

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jeatacake

Those elongated seed pod protrusions make these ones extra attractive. I wonder if it's fully hardy over here?

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tinaaune

Magnificent 💚

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richard.spicer.7906

I wasn’t sure what they would look like Sherri 😄 it was an impulse buy and I only thought about the foliage initially, forgot completely that they flowered too 😆 @sherrisgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Jeff, apparently not and I’d kept it in the polytunnel since I bought it. But so far I’ve never had it under fleece within the tunnel so hoping it’s just gonna need the cover of the tunnel to get through winter. It’s been outside now for a couple of weeks since the weather has warmed up. @jeatacake

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you Tina 😊 @tinaaune

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jeatacake

I thought it would be a little tender. Looks like you'll get some seeds though which you could experiment with in terms hardiness of the seedlings? 🤔

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sherrisgarden

Sometimes it's the unexpected .... 😍😍

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Naomi126

👌👀👌📸👌📌

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Helleborus lividus #helleborus #helleboruslividus #helleborus-lividus #hellebore #majorcanhellebore

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anges

Love the foliage, reminds me of #cyclamen a bit 💚

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pelly

Beautiful foliage and I spy a couple of buds 💚👍

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novicegardenlover

What a beauty.

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suerichards

What a stunner 🤩

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kez001uk

Oh those leaves are stunning! 🤩

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ublaszko

I just saw one yesterday and keep wanting to buy one but I already bought new spring bulbs this week... 😅

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks everyone 😊 it was a bargain at Wisley a couple of weeks ago. However, it’s not going outside over winter as this species is tender in the U.K. - it is advised to usually grow this one undercover in winter then plunge it in a pot outside in the summer. If you do leave it outside over winter there is a risk frost (or snow) will kill it off. @anges @pelly @novicegardenlover @suerichards @linfoster @kez001uk @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Good to know. I'll be giving it a miss then as don't have a greenhouse to overwinter it.

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rosiebug

Those leaves are so pretty 💚💚

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