Daffodil and primula window box

Do it:

Mar, Apr

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Mar, Apr, May

The rich colours of the narcissus, primulas, heather and daisies contrast beautifully with the rustic wooden planter in this cheerful spring display. Plant it up in early spring and enjoy for several weeks. Then simply replant the daffodil bulbs, heather and primulas in the garden and repot your window box with summer-flowering plants.

You will need

  • Narcissus 'Jetfire' x3 pots
  • Bellis perennis 'Red' x3
  • Primula 'Gold Lace' x2
  • Erica x darleyensis 'Winter Treasure'
  • Rustic window box
  • Plastic compost bag
  • Multi-purpose compost

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Drill drainage holes in the container if necessary, and line it with plastic from an old compost bag, to stop the compost drying out. Cut the bag to size and pierce holes in the base.

Fill the window box two-thirds with compost.

Plant the daffodils in the centre, towards the back of the container, then book-end them with the primulas. Plant the daisies and the heather at the front. Add more compost around the plants and water thoroughly.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colours – it makes for a really lively display that will have stand out on your patio. Pink and yellow is an exciting combination, as is orange and purple and blue and yellow.

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