- Apr 19, 2015
- Reaction score
- Emerald Victoria
- Hardiness Zone
then they will last a while in a vase - in a cool place.
You are right Claudine. In fact that is when I fill my vases, when I am cutting them back.That's good, there is no reason to feel guilty for picking flowers You don't hurt the plant when you cut them. Actually, most plants grow healthier and bigger if you prune them regularly
Thanks Kaydee. Will go out tomorrow and compare my hellebores. I do have quite a lot so I'm lucky.Yes, exactly - when the stamens have gone & you see the beginnings of the seed cases. Can't send you a picture as they are not in flower here just now.
What sort of alcohol gata montes? Do you mean methylated spirits or something more palatable like vodka?As Hellebores once cut - generally have a hard time have taking up water and because of that their heads start drooping in a matter of minutes - you really can't go too far wrong doing as kaydee has mentioned - together with adding 2 tablespoons of alcohol to the water and although you could - if you wanted to be on the safe side - throw in a packet of flower food too - I've found it usually works exceptionally well without.
What sort of alcohol gata montes? Do you mean methylated spirits or something more palatable like vodka?
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