Flower Portrait: First Hellebore

Despite the recent harsh weather (weeks of heavy rain and last night’s snowfall) this pretty little Hellebore is the first to flower. It resides on the north facing steps in the courtyard and it appears that there are also some bulbs in this pot – possibly tulips. We shall have to wait a few months…

Six on Saturday | Hellebores

Hellebores are plants that seem to do OK in this garden. Tough leaves mean that they rarely get nibbled, and though the flowers can suffer from excessive gales they usually bounce back. Bonuses are that they are among the earliest flowering plants of the year and they continue for months. Some of the loveliest flowers…