If I was asked for one word to describe the character of hellebores, it would be demure. That shows the dangers of generalising. These beautifully spotted, double blooms look like something out of musical theatre.
I can’t help wondering what they are whispering about. Fear of slugs? The shipping forecast? The best hairdresser in the county – should that be petaldresser?
For those hoping for something a bit more botanical, these are Helleborus x hybridus (Ashwood Garden Hybrids).
If you follow my blog, you’ll know of my weakness for hellebores. You may even remember that Ashwood Nurseries of Kingswinford is one of my favourite places in the gardening world. I’ve already teased you with a few pictures from my last trip, but I’ve much more to share. Continue reading “Ashwood Nurseries: Britain’s Best Kept Gardening Secret”
I don’t post many macro photographs – these two were taken hand-held, in fading winter light in a greenhouse at Ashwood Nurseries, one of my favourite places in the gardening world.