Starting from Sunday June 6th, Post Office Farm Nursery will be open to the public again this year. We will be open to visitors every Sunday from June till the end of September.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Nursery over Winter, this is especially so after last year when those from greater Melbourne were unable to visit for most of the season.
We will have the usual huge range of smaller one year old seedlings in 75mm tubes available for sale. This year flowering looks to be running to its usual timetable, so we will have few if any have larger flowering sized Hellebores available until at least July.
You can get directions and other information about our Open Sundays here:
For those who can’t make it to the Nursery we are still posting out Hellebores to all States except WA. Winter is an ideal time to plant Hellebores and we still have most varieties still available, so if you need a few more Hellebores for the garden have a look at the selection here:
If you have not done so already, now is the ideal time to remove the old foliage on established Hellebores and give them a feed.
For Helleborus x hybridus varieties that have been planted for two or more years and are a reasonable size you can remove all of the old foliage right down to near the base of the plant. Leave any new growth. This will tidy up your plants and show off the flowers this winter to better effect. For the taller shrubby species Hellebores such as H. argutifolius, H. lividus, H. x sternii or H. foetidus, don’t remove the foliage now, wait till after flowering in spring. Also a good idea to remove any build up of mulch or leaves from around the base of the plant to allow for good light and air movement.
At the same time you can give your Hellebores some food. Any complete fertiliser (ie one that has nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous) such a dynamic lifter or osmocote will be fine. A light dressing of dolomite lime will also be appreciated.