my question is how do you keep primroses in the same condition to which they are bought in the nurseries?
when I buy them the leaves are big, vivid green and the flowers as big as saucers!
but the following year they are a shadow of their former selves, a bit mouldy looking, and the flowers small with little bits nibbled out of them.
i tend to plant them all around the garden, in sun and shady situations, and I stick to two colours (white and pale yellow for the natural look). The soil is relatively free draining.