Recently I may, or may not have been naughty and bought myself some new Hellebores… I blame that there Cheryl for imparting her love and joy of these cheerful and yet elegant blooms :D
I guess it was inevitable that this would happen eventually, as so often happens with blogging. Our eyes are opened and we discover a whole new world and new blooms that are just so pretty and capture our hearts.
This is Helleborus x hybridus Harvington double lilac
It isn’t quite as I’d imagined, and I would not describe it as being lilac at all. However I was still giddy as a school girl when I saw it had blooms already.
The other I also bought is Helleborus x hybridus Harvington double pink; this does have buds on it so I’m hopeful that blooms will come soon.
The plan is to plant these in the front garden either in the new border under the window or along the path along with the corkscrew rushes; the former is probably the most suitable due to the path border having a lot of sun in summer and becomes hot and dry – Astilbe and Lilyturf didn’t grow well here.