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Daffodil and primula pot display

You will need

  • Daffodils, e.g. Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' x3
  • Primula e.g. 'Gold-laced' group x3
  • Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' x1
  • Glazed pot, 20cm diameter
  • Peat-free, multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks
  • Watering can

Overview

There are many plants in flower in February that can be used to create an instant spring pot display. Daffodils and primulas go together beautifully, and work well with the contrasting foliage of Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and a brightly coloured pot. If you buy the plants from a garden centre, they can be planted into the garden after they've finished flowering, so you can enjoy them for years to come.
Plant it: February - March
At its best: February - March
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

Adding crock shards to pot

1Place a few crocks in the bottom of the pot for drainage. You could also use broken polystyrene or small plastic plant pots.


Adding compost to the pot

2Fill the container two-thirds full with peat-free, multi-purpose compost. Break it up as you go to remove air pockets.


Adding the daffodils to the pot

3Add the 'Tête-à-tête' narcissi to the back of the pot first, followed by the three primulas in a line along the front edge.


Splittting the ophiopogon into smaller plants

4Split the ophiopogon into several smaller plants by carefully breaking the root ball apart.


Adding the ophiopogon to the display

5Poke the smaller pieces of ophiopogon between the primulas and narcissi. Fill in with more compost.


Watering the display

6Firm down the compost and water the container thoroughly. Check the compost regularly to make sure it doesn't dry out.


Adam's tip

Deadhead the primulas regularly to encourage plenty of fresh, new blooms



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viki007 24/11/2011 at 15:28

THIS LOOKS SO LOVELY AND YET SO SIMPLE. I FOR ONE, AM GOING TO GIVE IT A GO.