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QI HAVE a Helleborus 'Verboom Beauty' that will not stop growing. After it flowered, I cut it right back but soon there was more growth and more small flowers.

HAVE a Helleborus 'Verboom Beauty' that will not stop growing. After it flowered, I cut it right back but soon there was more growth and more small flowers.

- Susan Barnes, by email - Susan Barnes, by email AYOUR hellebore is a form of the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger.

hellebore is a form of the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger.

It's evergreen and you should not cut it back. Its extra flowering was probably an attempt to survive your zealous attentions! It should revert to its true self given TLC and a little time.

It's evergreen and you should not cut it back. Its extra flowering was probably an attempt to survive your zealous attentions! It should revert to its true self given TLC and a little time.

QI'M BUILDING an all-weather riding menage and the surface will be silica sand and rubber. As silica sand is like powder, I will need to plant something around the schooling area to shield the wind. Any bushes that grow to 4ft before winter? schooling area to shield the wind. Any bushes that grow to 4ft before winter? - Marian Evans, by email - Marian Evans, by email AYOUR best bet is Elaeagnus ebbingei, which is tough, windproof and very attractive. But if you want it to grow 4ft in one season, you had better employ some waste product from your horses!

best bet is Elaeagnus ebbingei, which is tough, windproof and very attractive. But if you want it to grow 4ft in one season, you had better employ some waste product from your horses!

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Date:Jun 28, 2014
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