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Spring crocus

Vibrant pops of colour are appearing all over Otley, they are joyful to see on the grey days before spring. Whilst not being a native plant, with such a massive loss of our own native wildflowers, they provide much needed source of nectar and pollen for pollinating insects just emerging from hibernation. Crocuses come in a wide and appealing range of colours, from a distinctive mauve to pale yellow or white, all of them enjoy a sunny position and well drained soil. So enjoy the colour and why not watch a patch for a while and see what early bees buzz in for a meal?















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