Its that time of the year again, the Hellebore are out in flower. Just a couple of photos of some plants in the Nursery in flower. You can give a feed now if you like, I feed with sheep pellets, and later some lime. Also time to take all the old leaves off, and you will get a better view of their flowers.
you will find some links to a couple of nurseries that have Hellebores for sale, on my links page.
There are quite a few doubles around now. One of the ones I've seen in the Garden Centres are the "Spectrum Doubles". you take you luck with these as a few are singles. But the doubles are worth waiting for. Some Centres let them flower and then sell, which is good.
You may find some places with Clifton Nurserys plants, but if not go to their web page, I think you will be happy with what they have there.
This month, so far has had its all sorts of weather, Some hard frosts lots of rain, And last week about 5 inches of snow, and to top it all off Our main town supply, water line sprung a leak. Water every where.
Plants slowly moving towards spring. Our first Reticulata Iris burst open in the snow, And a few seed from England have burst through the soil, Geraniums and Campanula.
Lots more seed has arrived, Geranium phaeum, also the seed from NZAPS. sorted out and started sowing.
Also lots of new Clivia seed from South Africa have arrived.
Just about finished the Geranium divisions, lots of oxonianum's, and phaeum's, in the trays. All Symphytum's are done, and some even potted up.
Did the Takapau community market, this month, always great to see our friends there. They have a great Face Book Page.
Danneverke Country Market , not on this month, Winter rest. Will give me more time to sort out plants.
Check out their Face book page.
Chris and i are looking forwards to our South Island trip. Off to the Spring Show for the New Zealand Alpine Plant Society", in Christchurch. We will also be visiting Nelson, To catch up with some friends there.
A new plant for our woodland gardens, Beesia calthifolia
Quote from an article in the British “The Guardian
It is the heart-shaped, serrated leaves: these are puckered and deeply veined, flushed with purple, acid green and all the shades of green in between.
Discovering 1915 and then lost to cultivation , when in 1996 was found in a market in Japan and brought back to cultivation.
The leaves are its main asset, but topped with, small star shaped, greenish white, whorls of flowers, which sway in gentle breezes.
likes moist well drained contitions, and lots of leaf mould. Dappled sunlight.
and is not a rampant grower.
Beesia deltophylla. Very similar to B. calthifolia, this plant only has about 15 teeth on each side of its leaf as opposed to B. calthifolia's 50.
As from today, every thing has been set up for the web site. The Paypal, now is set up and you can buy from my web site.
New Oxalis have been added. and more perennials will be added as they become available in the nursery.
Enjoy your visit. Kiyel.