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.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do To do in September

Do To do in October

Do To do in November

Do not To do in December

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.