Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hellebore Progress

My gorgeous hellebores are doing better than I had expected! Such a shame I have to wait until next winter to see them flower........nevertheless, here they are..........flourishing!!!

2 weeks ago :

Today :
There's nothing like them for winter colour!! Apart from camellias, of course.

Yesterday, I planted dwarf lomandras around the perimeter of the front frangipani gardenbed. But ran out ! Don't ask me how N & I miscounted the quantity required - oh brother! Short by 10!!!! Go figure.........
Fernview Nurseries are willing to ship them out today, though their minimum order is 20. Thank you Fernview!!

This is the bed now - unfinished :

As you can see there is a serious number of lomandras missing * rolls eyes*.

This is what they will look like when fully grown - a superb shape :

I will see how they look fully grown, before I decide to add another row of plants between them & the frangipani. Another row might be too much.

Since I'm an amateur gardener, my philosophy is 'easy does it'. So our landscaping will be slow & gradual........planting by trial and error - the painfully slow method! Well it is said......"patience is a virtue". By the time this is completed, I"ll have spades of it ! lol

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I could hug them, they are glorious. You just want to fluff them up! Well I do anyway, hehe

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  2. I love hellebores, Southies. Winter-flowering plants always seem like a lovely surprise to me. Daphne, hellebores and camellias were some of my favourites in my old garden.

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  3. It looks like your garden is going to be lovely. Can't wait for the photos for when everything is finished! Kellie xx

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  4. Patience is a virtue! .. it will all be well worth it! A-M xx

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