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some plants or trim them as they grow to give them enough room.More ideas for spring colourPlanting up a spring window box.Pruning spring-flowering plants.Creating a spring display of primulas.
and fritillariesMore spring pot displaysCreate a pot display of daffodil, celandine and corydalisCombine daffodils, tulips and crocusGrow thrift, phlox and saxifrage in a potPlant up a pot of primroses and primula
and provides winter colour as well as an edible crop.ChardThe native cowslip, Primula veris is ideal for naturalising in wildflower meadows. Its yellow, funnel-shaped flowers contrast with crinkly oval leaves. It grows to a height and spread of 25cm
Taking root cuttings couldn't be easier and it's the ideal way to increase your stock of perennials, such as phlox, rhus, mint, Japanese anemones and Primula denticulata (see picture). Take cuttings now and you'll be potting up new plants in spring
As a rule, I only grow plants that will benefit bees, moths and other pollinators. I do relax this rule, though, by growing auriculas. I do this for my partner, who loves them (even if bees don’t).We have built up quite a collection over the years
and sempervivums. You could opt for a mix of alpines, like we have, or plant a special collection of the same genus, such as saxifrage or alpine primulasYou may have suitable containers already, so don't limit yourself to those that we've chosenBuy plants when they
and tulips reappear.Grow bluebells from seedCarol's tips for buying bulbsOnly buy bulbs from a reputable bulb merchant, garden centre or nursery, to ensure they haven't been taken from the wild. When buying from bulb catalogues, place your order early. Plan