My hellebores seem to have been at this stage for ages – I am willing them to open
And I thought they were sluggish this year, Helen, but checking back on GBBD there were none in Jan 14 but lots by Feb – so perhaps we shouldn’t be willing them to open as we both are doing!
Worth the wait, though!
Oh I am sure they will be!
It looks like you are about a week or so ahead of my hellebores.
The race is on John…!
Mine have been there for ages too – but I love them at all stages. Thanks for posting!
Yes, it is fascinating watching their gradual progress
You are welcome – and I have realised that their timing is no different to other years 😉
I have hellebores and sweatbox in bloom…This is all slightly ahead of schedule. I was surprised when someone told me today that spring officially starts in 41 days.
Those buds are full of anticipation Cathy just like us waiting to sow seeds 🙂
Oh yes indeed – but I have gone through my seeds and put them in approx month order, so I am working towards sowing them…. although I have added to them today with half price ones from our local garden centre which now need to be sorted…
I have lots at this stage too. But in one part of the garden they have been in bloom for ages. I don’ t know where they came from, they were here when we arrived. They are not the most exciting colours, in fact they are a bit wishy- washy, but they are welcome for being so very early. And do you have any Eric- smithii? They are always out nice and early.
I have 3 ericsmithii seedlings as you may have read in the GBFD post, but otherwise not, unless the original Winter moonbeam is hanging on in there. Do you think your wishy washy ones may be self seeded ones? Perhaps they are hardier if they are, and flower earlier – just a thought. They would be welcome here too, whenever they flower and whatever their colour!
Im waiting impatiently for mine to open! Some should be the same gorgeous shade of pink as yours. An Ashwood hybrid – what else!
You wouldn’t guess the buds held such pretty interiors sometimes, would you?
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