Saturday, 10 March 2012

And the award for 'Star of the garden at the moment' goes to...

...the gorgeous Hellebore Harvington Pink Speckled - which was a present from Katy and Alison when we went to Hodsock.  At the time, there had been really sharp frosts, so the plant wasn't looking at its best and I was a little worried that it wouldn't recover terribly well.  However, it is obviously a tough little thing, because as the temperatures have started to rise, it has perked up no end and is happily flowering away in a very glamorous fashion. 
Being a hellebore, it is quite shy and needs a little encouragement to show off the lovely interior of the petals.  It should stay in flower for quite some time and is a sure sign that winter is almost over.

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