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By Waddy

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Please can you tell me if I should feed my newly purchased Helleborus and if so with what and when? I have now purchased about half a dozen Helleborus having fallen in love with them.

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They are normally fed when the leaves on the x orientalis types begin to droop, usually about the middle of September. Feed with a good general purpose fertiliser. Ashwoods use Chicken pellets.

16 Mar, 2015


Many thanks. I've tried growing the well known white Niger in the past without success, I'm now using pots in the hope I'll have better luck.

17 Mar, 2015


H. niger are very site specific. If they like your garden , then great, if not then they die.

17 Mar, 2015


Oh heck, I hope they like where I've got them now.

18 Mar, 2015

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