PLANT OF THE WEEK

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Garden -

PRIMULA DENTICULATA

(Drum­stick primula)

It’s a joy­ous sight to see wild small lollipop flow­er­heads in prim­roses in bloom this week. pinks, reds, lilacs and white on

I’ve spot­ted hosts of English stout stems. prim­roses with their pale Th­ese lit­tle alpines will do lemon flow­ers cov­er­ing shady best like their cousins in damp, slop­ing banks un­der trees and neu­tral to acid soil and don’t eggy yel­low cowslips in damp like to dry out in sum­mer. They meadows. look lovely be­side streams or

One of my favourite gar­den ponds and make a beau­ti­ful va­ri­eties is the drum­stick pic­ture when planted with primula with its re­ally cute can­de­labra prim­roses.

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