Daffodil spring pot display

Create a pretty container display using daffodil bulbs planted in autumn and violas and crocus added in spring.

Do it:

Sep, Oct, Nov

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Feb, Mar, Apr

Brighten up your usual daffodil container display by adding a few low-growing, flowering plants around the edges in spring.

Small pansies and crocus are perfect for growing in containers, and they look stunning against the bright yellow daffodils.

Simply plant the bulbs in autumn, and then, once they have started to flower in spring, fill around the edges of the pots with flowering plants to add further interest to the display - you should find a good variety at the garden centre.

Here's how to plant this container display.

You will need

  • Daffodil plants
  • Pansy
  • Crocus plants
  • 25cm pot
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks

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In autumn, half fill the pot with compost and plant bulbs on the surface. Cover with compost to almost fill the pot, water thoroughly and leave until spring.

In spring, once the bulbs have grown and started to flower, fill around the edges with low-growing plants. Knock the pansies and crocuses from their pots and place equally around the edges of the pot. Fill around the gaps, and water well.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Plant several identical containers like this one. Put them out of sight over the winter and display them in a line or group when they begin the flower – planting several pots in the same way is simple way of creating impact.

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