FRESH HEADS

Gardeners' World - - Planting Inspiration -

Just two, unas­sum­ing plants, the snow­drop and prim­rose, are enough to sig­nal the joy­ous start of a new sea­son – and early bees will love them. WHY IT WORKS The fresh, green rosettes and lemon yel­low of the prim­roses con­trast beau­ti­fully with the snow­drops’ glau­cous blades and snow-white nod­ding bells. SE­CRETS TO SUC­CESS Plant the na­tive prim­rose en masse and they will soon nat­u­ralise a shady spot. Snow­drop bulbs should be planted as soon as pos­si­ble to stop them dry­ing out or planted in the green in spring. Split groups of both plants after flow­er­ing when they get too big. AT ITS PEAK Fe­bru­ary

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