Narcissus window box display

Do it:

Mar, Apr

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug

'Ice Wings' is a fantastic daffodil variety, bearing multi-headed stems of beautiful white, scented flowers. They're perfect for planting on their own or with other spring-flowering plants. Here, we've planted 'Ice Wings' bulbs in a rustic window box to dramatic effect. To enjoy this display fully, pop it near an entrance or window you are likely to open in spring, so you can take in the heady scent of the flowers.

You will need

  • Narcissus 'Ice Wings' bulbs
  • Window box
  • Crocks
  • Multi-purpose compost

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Add crocks to aid drainage and fill the window box one third full with multi-purpose compost.

Plant the bulbs on the surface of the compost, spacing them around 5cm apart. Make sure you plant them in the right direction, with the fatter end of the bulb facing down, and the wispy tip of the bulb facing upwards.

Cover with more multi-purpose compost and water thoroughly, allowing to drain before popping the window box in its final position.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Be sure to cut small holes in the plastic liners of window boxes like this one – it will prevent the compost becoming saturated, reducing the risk of plants and bulbs rotting. A few small holes are all that’s needed to do the trick.

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