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Helleborus - Help bought this fella about a month ago – was doing really well however in last week some of leaves turning brown and crisp – any ideas – no bugs or snails around at the mo ???




The old leaves do die off at this time of year as long as the rest of the leaves are healthy from the base and also we have had a lot of wind lately which would cause wind damage on tender plants and it has been a very drying wind for things in pots. Make sure you keep it reasonably well watered.

13 May, 2009


Thanks for that Telme8 - that put my mind at rest i am looking forward to seing it in bloom cheers x

13 May, 2009


dont forget they prefer shade so if they get bright sun they will also scorch :o)

13 May, 2009


Any brown leaves on Hellebores should be cut off at the base and burnt or put in the dustbin... don't compost them. This may be hellebore leaf blotch which is a fungal disease and if left on it will infect the new shoots and leaves. You will need to cut off all old leaves every spring once the flower stems start to lengthen.

13 May, 2009


Thanks volunteer for that - I got busy straight away and it looks happier already - and seaburngirl I have moved it to my front door in the shade :)

13 May, 2009

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