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Hellebores Orientalis


 
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markdowling
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Hellebores Orientalis Reply with quote

I have a Hellebbore that iIplanted from pot to ground last year and it seemed to be doing well until this summer. Its under the cannopy of a large tree but does get mid day sun (if there is any). My soil is slightly acidic.
It gave a good display of flowers at the end of last spring but since then seems to be dying right back. Many of the leaves seem scorched.

I gave it a slight sprinkle of lime as I believe it likes a more limey soil (I also done this last year)but it continues to go downhill. Considering it was happy where it was for a year or so...any ideas anybody?

Incidentally I've moved it recentley to a less 'sun' drenched spot and await to see the outcome

Mark
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut off the large leaves. This will help the plant restore it's energy and will give you better flowering next year. I have lots in full sun which are thriving but have to cut the large leaves every year.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I'll try that and hopefully my moving it hasn't stressed it to death.

Thanks

Mark
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