March plant of the moment
- Deadhead regularly to remove faded flowers and keep your plants looking their best.
- Patio pots can get waterlogged during wet weather, so make sure you put a layer of coarse gravel (or similar drainage material) at the bottom of the pot before you fill it with compost.
- Use ‘feet’ to raise pots of the ground to avoid drainage holes getting blocked.
- If snow or bad weather is forecast, move pots to sheltered areas.
- Cheeky sparrows and other birds sometimes peck at primroses, damaging their blooms. It’s hard to stop this unfortunately, but pots closer to the house will help to scare them away and some people say that they usually leave blue varieties alone.
Bold blocks of primulas always look striking, but impressive displays can also be created by combining them with other spring bedding, flowering bulbs and foliage plants too.
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