How to plant crocuses in borders

Crocus are easy to plant and will provide winter colour and nectar for insects – Monty Don shows you how.

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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. 

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