Life caught up with me today so you are going to have to make do with a photograph of a hellebore and no words. As my mother would (and often does) say “you can like it or lump it”. You may even prefer it. Now I am worried that as I have let you down on the writing front you will realise that you would rather have a pretty picture and no ancillary waffle. Well, needs must and I will have to take that risk. Admittedly it is a rather lovely hellebore and I wouldn’t blame you.