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OPENING DATES AND TIMES 2017

 

* Plant sales direct from the nursery have finished for this year (leafmould collection is still available) ,but mail order plant sales continue while stocks last. Please check out our new seed page by clicking here.

 

 

Every Saturday and Wednesday only from February 8th until March 8th 2017, 10am - 4pm. Depending on the weather, we may add some extra opening days in the weeks before or after these dates. These will be posted near the time.

 

Herfordshire Hellebores, Green Lane Farm, Levens Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1HD. Look out for the small sign saying 'Hellebores' that directs you to our entrance.

 

 

Tel: 01920 438458. We are happy to answer phone calls on any day, 9am - 7pm. If you are unable to contact us during opening hours (but need to get directions on how to find us etc) try our mobile: 07528 164667 - please note the mobile phone is usually turned off at other times.

 

Our usual twice weekly open days will commence on Wednesday the 8th of February. We also open on other days by appointment from January to April, but please try to let us know at least a couple of days in advance.

 

The hellebores are placed in the sales area as and when they start to flower, so bear in mind that fresh plants are available throughout the season, and that the best selection is not necessarily on offer during the first week. If you are travelling far, you might prefer to telephone and check availability. We are able to take credit/debit card payments.

 

The hellebores are accessed over an area of grass, so please bring wellies or suitable footwear in wet weather.

 

HELLEBORE SEED

 

This year we will be offering a range of fresh hellebore seed, which will offer customers the chance to grow a number of plants of the highest quality at a reasonable cost. All seed will be hand-pollinated, and will include the much sought after anemone centres, where demand always outstrips supply. Seed will be available as it ripens, from the middle of May, so please watch here for details. For the hellebore seed page please click here.

 

LEAFMOULD

 

We currently have a supply of fantastic quality, 3 year old leafmould. It is available for collection now, at £5 a bag (larger quantities available on request). Don't miss out - it is ideal for hellebores and other plants that enjoy woodland conditions, and as a general soil conditioner.

 

Contact us now to arrange a suitable collection time/day.

 

 

 

MAIL ORDER

 

Most of our hellebores are sold during February and March, but we send out plants while stocks last.

 

In previous years customers have been able to order and pay for plants from the list below using an online shopping cart, but the cost has made this impractical to continue. Orders can now be taken on the phone.

 

The new hellebore season starts in January. As various colours become available they will be listed below. Some types, offered in small quantities, sell out fairly quickly, while others are available throughout most of the year. We do not list all colours, so please contact us if you are after something specific. PLEASE NOTE: THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOULD BE USED AS A GUIDE ONLY AS ALL PLANTS ARE GROWN FROM SEED AND CAN VARY SLIGHTLY IN APPEARANCE. In practice most are very similar – if not identical – to those shown.

 

Our hellebores are sold in flower (if purchased Jan - April), or after flowering to guarantee colour. Almost all are grown in 3 litre pots.

 

To order plants either email us at lorna@herts-hellebore.co.uk or call 01920 438458

 

Delivery:

 

We carefully pack plants and use a next-day delivery service to ensure that your order reaches you in good condition.

Delivery costs on orders within England, Wales and mainland Scotland are as follows:

1 box (up to 4 plants) - £12

2 boxes (8 plants) - £19

3 boxes (12 plants) - £25

4 boxes (16 plants) or more - £29

We do not charge for packing your order in our sturdy cardboard shipping boxes. The postage costs reflect the size and considerable weight of the plants.

As postage is the same for half full or full boxes, best value is achieved with full boxes (multiples of 4 plants).

We have a minimum order of £18 + p&p.

 

Prices:

 

We have 3 price bands. Plants with a higher price tend to be newer colours or those that are more difficult to produce. This does not mean that they are more difficult to grow in the garden. Well-established lines, producing a high percentage of good, saleable plants, are less work to produce than those where development is at an early stage. Please note we only ever send out plants that we are completely happy with.

Singles.

 

 

White. One of the earliest flowering types. Pure white blooms that show well in the garden

 

 

 

             £9.

 

 

 

White spotted. Various degrees of spotting, most quite heavily marked with a clear white band around the outer edges of each petal

 

 

 

 

              £9.

       available now

 

 

Pink-red. A bright, fairly deep pink colour. Tall, robust looking plants, usually with large, rounded flowers.

 

 

 

 

         £12.

     available now

 

 

 

Pink. Very pretty shades of pink

 

 

 

 

           £9.

     available now

 

 

Pink spotted. Various degrees of spotting, most quite heavily marked with a clear pink band around the outer edges of each petal

 

 

 

 

          £9.

     available now

 

 

Slate-blue. Stunning colour that shows best with some direct sun. One of the most beautiful, and well worth a try

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     not available 2017

 

 

Dark purple. Attractive very dark blooms - ideal alongside snowdrops

 

 

 

 

        £12.

     available now

 

 

Pink x yellow strain. Flowers are a combination of cream yellow and strawberry pink, some displaying apricot shades.

 

 

 

 

         Sold out

 

 

Yellow.

Primrose yellow flowers. Very pretty

 

 

 

 

         £12.

     available now

 

 

Yellow spotted. Various degrees of spotting, some with dark nectaries.

 

 

 

 

         £12.

     available now

 

 

Black. Darkest purple black or blue black flowers.

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

 

Picotee with veining. White flowers with dark pink lines rather like those on a butterfly's wings.

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

 

Pale pink. Cream flowers, lightly marked with pink

 

 

 

 

        £12.

 

 

Yellow/dark centre . Most with small red marks at the base of each petal.

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

 

Green. Some with purple markings.

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     available now

 

 

Torquatus and multifidus hybrids. Small one to two inch flowers, many with picotee markings. Some purples and greens. Variable, so please phone/email for details of current stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark red. Richly coloured maroon red blooms. Some with dark new foliage.

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     available now

Doubles.

 

 

White spotted double. A robust variety with attractive spotted blooms.

 

 

 

 

        £12.

     available now

 

 

Pink double. Shades of pink, some with speckled markings.

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

Purple double. Purple to dark purple in colour.

 

 

 

 

        £12.

    available now

 

 

Cream-yellow double. Delicate blooms on compact plants. Some with finely divided foliage.

 

 

 

 

         £15.

      sold out

 

 

Picotee double. White or cream petals with a pink flush at edges. Some also with pink veining.

 

 

 

 

       £15

 

 

White double.

Pure white blooms - very spectacular in the garden

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     available now

 

 

 

Pale pink double

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     available now

 

 

Dido (torquatus) type doubles available in the following colours: white/cream spotted, pink, pink spotted. Dainty little flowers, perfect for a more natural planting scheme. Some with finely divided foliage.

 

 

 

 

 

    not available 2017

 

 

 

Green Double

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

Green Spotted Double

 

 

 

 

        £15.

 

 

 

Dark Purple double

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     available now

 

 

Pale picotee double. White flowers with a narrow pink line around the edge of each petal

 

 

 

 

         £15.

     sold out

Anemone centres.

 

 

White anemone centre. White flowers, most with a few spots. Central ruff.

 

 

 

 

       £20

 

    please phone for     availability

 

 

Pink anemone centre. Pink flowers, some with spots or speckles. Central ruff

 

 

 

 

       £20

 

    please phone for       availability

 

 

Picotee anemone centre. White petals with various degrees of purple veining / edging, and a striking dark ruff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       £20

 

    please phone for availability

 

 

Purple anemone centre. We hope to have some purple or dark pink anemones this year. Photo when available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       £20

 

    please phone for availability

Special Offers - Internet/postal purchases only.

 

 

8 plants. A selection of 8 singles or 4 singles and 4 doubles including some normally priced at £12. Good range of colours, but strictly our choice

 

 

 

 

 

        £72/£68

 

4 singles + 4 doubles £72

 

8 singles £68   N/A

 

 

4 plants. A selection of 4 singles or 2 singles and 2 doubles (including those normally priced at £12). All different, but strictly our choice

 

 

 

 

 

        £35/£38

 

4 singles £35

 

2 singles and 2 doubles £38