Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:18
I find that the flower stems of native primroses continue to grow and get longer through the season. Anyone who spent every spring in their childhood will remember this. The first flowers are snuggled down in the crown of the plant but just leave them alone and the later flowers will be much more visible.
Don't remove leaves! You'll weaken the plant and you'll get a shorter period of flowering.
When the flowers are over the leaves will grow even more - that is the time to lift and split your larger clumps and have even more beautiful clumps of spring sunshine next year.
And don't forget, the primrose is a flower of damp hedge banks and woodland edges, they need dappled shade, not bright sunshine.
Last edited: 28 November 2016 08:21:56