I have made an area under my shrubs with hellebores and hardy cyclamen ,they are now all starting to show signs of life.
Along the edge heaucheras are planted out and come spring there will be a riot of colour.
I would love a carpet of cyclamen but they do take time to get established.
When the hellebores start to bud I shall post some photos.
I also have trilliums planted.
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