Plant some helle­bores

Garden News (UK) - - In Your Flower Garden -

Helle­bores are beau­ti­ful win­ter­flow­er­ing plants, and if you start them now, they’ll give you won­der­ful flow­ers from Jan­uary to March, when the gar­den needs it most – just make sure you can see them eas­ily!

The best way to ap­pre­ci­ate helle­bores is to plant them in a pot with good-qual­ity com­post, placed in a shady spot close to the house. Out in the gar­den, choose a spot in dap­pled shade that’s shel­tered from strong winds, then dig over the soil fairly deeply and mix in plenty of well- rot­ted ma­nure or com­post. Dig your plant­ing holes to ac­com­mo­date the helle­bores at the same level as they were in the pot, wa­ter them in and keep wa­ter­ing in dry pe­ri­ods.

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