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OPEN DAYS 2023

 

We will not be selling hellebores directly from the nursery this year.

 

Instead, we will be attending several open gardens. The next date is 25th March, when we will be at Walkern Hall near Stevenage. The garden is opening for the NGS, and offers the chance to see a wonderful display of spring bulbs in a woodland setting.

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Please check the NGS website for details on how to reach Walkern Hall, and for opening hours.

 

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After over 15 years of hellebore sales, we have now stopped opening on a regular basis. We feel it is time for a fresh challenge, and hope to start on the development of a new garden – among other things – in the next couple of years. I can't see that I will ever stop growing hellebores, or working on the development of improved strains, so there will still be a smaller number of plants available in future years for those customers wanting to increase their collection. We also plan to continue seed sales.

 

 

HELLEBORE SEED

 

A range of fresh hellebore seed is available in summer, which offers customers the chance to grow a number of high quality plants at a reasonable cost. Our seed is hand-pollinated, and includes the sought-after anemone centre varieties, where demand for our flowering plants always outstrips supply. Seed will be available as it ripens, from the middle of May. Click here to go to our seed page.

 

 

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MAIL ORDER

 

We have now stopped doing mail order (2022). Sorry!

 

 

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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

 

 

 

             £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

              £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

 

 

Pink. Very pretty shades of pink

 

 

 

 

           £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

          £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

Dark purple. Attractive very dark blooms - ideal alongside snowdrops

 

 

 

 

        £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

        £15

 

 

Yellow.

Primrose yellow flowers. Very pretty

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

         £15

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

Green. Some with purple markings.

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

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.

 

Doubles.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

        £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

         £12.

 

 

Purple double. Purple to dark purple in colour.

 

 

 

 

        £12.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Pale pink double

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Double

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

Green Spotted Double

 

 

 

 

        £15.

 

 

 

Dark Purple double

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

         £15.

 

Anemone centres.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

       £20

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

       £20

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

       £20