Viola odorata

sweet violet

2 litre pot £6.99 Email me when in stock

The sweet violet of spring a partner for the pallid primrose in garden or vase and, if you brush the edible flowers with egg-white and drench with sugar, the perfect Easter cake decoration

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Flower colour: violet-blue
  • Other features: sweetly scented cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sweetly scented, violet-blue flowers from February to March and heart-shaped, bright green leaves. Sweet violets are perfect for naturalising in a shady woodland garden or shrub border in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil. Much loved by Victorian dandies, the exquisitely scented blooms make delightful cut-flower posies.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or garden compost when planting. Protect young plants from slug-damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead the spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Blechnum spicant

hard fern , deer fern

Evergreen fern for acid soil

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Primula vulgaris

primrose

Our native, woodland primrose.

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Helleborus × hybridus Harvington double red

Lenten rose hellebore

Fabulous double, red blooms

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