Passionate garden designer Edmund Taylor shows you how to welcome warmer days with drifts of woodland flowers
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Begin with a soil test. Though these flowers will live in acid conditions, many thrive in nearly neutral soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 7. These plants want loose, friable soil with good drainage (especially in winter). Add organic matter. Edmund layered 6 inches of composted leaves and wood chips several months before planting.