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Hellebores – delicate yet robust!

 

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Falling in love three or more times a day (and not getting into trouble) is a distinct possibility when you have hellebores in your garden.

Flowers can be enjoyed indoors when they are in full colour, by cutting them a few centimetres below the bloom and floating them in a bowl of water. When the stem has hardened somewhat, the flowers can be cut with a longer stem. 'Bash' the end of the stems, plunge them into boiling water for a minute, and then place them in a full vase of cold water. In this way the blooms last a good two to three weeks...



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May

 

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Tidy flower beds and remove collapsed plants and cut back anything that needs it. Clear remaining annuals and debris. Plant grasses to encourage birds in winter.

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Visit us at The Gardener Live

@ the East Coast Radio

House & Garden Show

in Durban:


13-22 June 2014
Durban Exhibition Centre

 

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Also coming up:

 

Richtersveld Expedition

 

 

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