How to plant colchicums under a hedge

How to plant colchicums under a hedge

Ensure your garden has some interesting autumn colour by planting colchicums. Monty Don shows you how.

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Monty Don is making use of some spare ground at the base of a hedge to plant a row of Colchicum speciosum. This member of the lily family produces a large, crocus-like flower on a bare stem in autumn. In this short video clip, Monty explains the conditions these highly prized plants need, and shows you how to prepare the soil and plant the large corms.

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