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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Fri­t­il­laria me­lea­gris: th­ese beau­ti­ful bulbs, snakeshead frit­il­lary, are na­tive wild­flow­ers that we have adapted into our own gar­dens, grow­ing to around 30cm (12in), with nod­ding mauve or white heads with a checker­board pat­tern, above lance-shaped grey­ish-green leaves. They look great in a wild­flower meadow, or in a rock gar­den or raised bed. They do well in moist but well-drained soil in sun or par­tial shade. Plant the bulbs in au­tumn at four times their own depth.

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