So I declare, straight up, that PGA (Plant Growers Australia) occasionally gives me plants to try out. They’ve never asked me to write about them, and I’ve never offered to, let alone promised to.
I can’t stop looking at these hellebores I’ve been given. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what they reminded me of – where I’d seen that colour combination elsewhere in nature. I kept thinking ‘peach’ but couldn’t get why. Then it struck me – they’re an exact repeat of that astonishing colour phenomenon that occurs with the rich, ruby staining on the flesh of a white peach nearest to the stone.