In this Gardeners' World programme clip, Monty Don is planting crocus bulbs, weaving them among the perennials in the free-draining soil of his Dry Garden. He has chosen Crocus tommasinianus, which produces cheery lilac flowers in February and March that are a magnet for early bumblebees and other pollinating insects. Watch now to pick up planting tips, including how deep to set the bulbs and what type of soil they prefer.
Inject some colour into your winter planting schemes with this beautiful collection of heathers. These ericaceous plants are ideal for containers and look fantastic with spring bulbs as well as compact winter shrubs and grasses.