Autumn crocus pot display

Do it:

Sep

Takes just:

15 minutes

At its best:

Oct

Potted Crocus speciosus makes a glorious late autumn display. For the best results, place your pot in a bright, warm spot outdoors, and keep it well watered.

If you're looking for more to do in autumn, why not create dead wood habitats, or try our top 4 autumn wildlife jobs.

You will need

Autumn crocus corms, Crocus speciosus

Terracotta pot

Peat-free potting compost

Crocks

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Place crocks in the base of a large terracotta pot and half fill with good quality, peat-free compost.

Space out the corms 3-4cm apart, planting right up to the edges of the pot to make full use of the compost surface.

Top up the pot with more compost and lightly firm. The finished surface should be just below the pot rim.

Water in well and place the pot in a bright, warm spot outside. Keep the compost moist by watering regularly.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

A crocus pot is great for a table-top display as the blooms don’t get too tall. Plant one large pot like we have here, or plant several small pots positioning them in a row when they come into flower – it’s a great way to make impact.

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