Gardeners' World - - Planting Inspiration -

This heady blend of indigo, pur­ple and blue cre­ates an ar­rest­ing spring dis­play for the front of a sunny bor­der. WHY IT WORKS The deep, dark hy­acinth is a gor­geous back­bone to the vivid spikes of the mus­cari and the vi­ola’s dainty faces. SE­CRETS TO SUC­CESS Dead­head the vi­o­las reg­u­larly and they will flower con­tin­u­ously un­til spring – un­der­plant by dot­ting them through the hy­acinth. Plant the mus­cari in nat­u­ral­is­tic groups and it will quickly form a carpet of blue – clumps can be thinned to stop it tak­ing over. AT ITS PEAK March-April

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