Plant­ing and af­ter­care

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■ For best re­sults, plant in par­tial shade, in hu­mus-rich soil that does not dry out.

■ They will also grow in full shade, although flow­er­ing may be re­duced and any var­ie­ga­tion less bright.

■ Fork in weed-free or­ganic mat­ter be­fore plant­ing.

■ Plant pot­ted plants at any time; plant bare-root rhi­zomes in au­tumn.

■ Lily-of-the-val­ley can be un­com­fort­ably vig­or­ous when happy, but if it’s flow­er­ing well, who has the heart to re­move it?

■ Snip off any green-leaved shoots from var­ie­gated va­ri­eties as soon as you see them.

■ Mulch in au­tumn, us­ing weed-free or­ganic mat­ter.

Con­va­l­laria ap­pre­ci­ates hu­mus-rich soil

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