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Tea-break portraits – Hellebore backlit with winter sun

Tea-break portraits – Hellebore backlit with winter sun

2018-02-25T16:41:11+00:00February 25th, 2018|Tea Break Portraits|2 Comments

With their freckled faces and subtle colours of white, plum and mauve, hellebores add a touch of drama and colour to the winter garden.

They can be bashful, their faces pointing downwards, so if you have any changes of level in your garden, consider planting them high so you can gaze up at them.  Prince Charles grows them in the higher nooks of his stumpery and used one as his button-hole at his wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall.


  1. Ali February 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    That is beautifully lit and beautifully freckled.

  2. Katharine February 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks Alison – 5 minutes later and the light would have been so different! Luckily I’d headed out with my camera to try and capture a Red Kite that was resting on my tree. It flew away before I’d got my lens cap off. Luckily plants can’t do that!

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