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in : Pots & containers: Spring
Hellebore plants x2
Primrose plants x2
Grape hyacinth bulbs x10
Snake's head fritillary bulbs x10
Crocus corms x10
Most queen bumblebees hibernate in autumn, building up fat reserves to survive winter without food. In spring, they are hungry, urgently needing life-giving nectar. To help them along, pot up some early-flowering plants to help them replace lost energy before they fly off in search of a nesting site.
Add crocks to the base of the pot, then fill two-thirds with compost. Place the hellebores and primroses in position.
FIll compost in around the plants' roots, up to the rim of the pot, and firm gently. Plant the bulbs and corms in the gaps.
Water plants thoroughly and allow to drain. Move the pot to a sunny, sheltered position, to encourage early flowering.