It is a wonderful sight in very early spring when these first come up, and form a sea of yellow. Even if you don't have room for a sea of them, it is worth growing a few in the borders just to brighten up those dull winter days. Each yellow flower is surrounded by a small green collar of finely divided leaves. Fully hardy and tolerant of most conditions, these can be planted and then left to it. Plant them 5cms deep.

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<p><span>It is a wonderful sight in very early spring when these first come up, and form a sea of yellow. Even if you don't have room for a sea of them, it is worth growing a few in the borders just to brighten up those dull winter days. Each yellow flower is surrounded by a small green collar of finely divided leaves. Fully hardy and tolerant of most conditions, these can be planted and then left to it. Plant them 5cms deep.</span></p>