Last call for Hellebores in 2014
Mail order closing in 10 days
On October 31 we will be closing our Online Hellebore Store. We still have quite a few varieties still available and they are looking good and ready to plant. Last chance to get a few Hellebores in the garden before Summer. Images of a few of the varieties still available are below.
Riversdale Plant Fair
Our final fling for this year will be at the Historic Riversdale Homestead in Goulburn, NSW, on Sunday 2nd November. We hope to have a nice range of Hellebores available for sale, so if you live anywhere near do drop in to visit and see the Garden at Riversdale as well.
Maintenance Tips for your Hellebores.
Hellebores have generally finished (or nearly finished) flowering now and should be putting on plenty of leafy growth. Unless you want lots of seedlings coming up next winter, you might like to remove spent flowering stems now. This will also help the plant expend its energy in root and shoot growth rather than seed production.
If your Hellebores are putting on plenty of growth a little liquid feeding now wont hurt, but the main time for fertilising is late Autumn and into Winter. Hellebores are not fussy about types of fertiliser – any of the commonly available liquid feeds at the standard rate will be fine.
Remove any old tatty or diseased looking growth (but leave the nice new growth). And finally keep your Hellebores well mulched over summer. Young plants put into the ground this season will probably need a bit of extra watering over Summer if it is dry.