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Narcissus window box display


'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.

Plant it: March - April
At its best: June - August
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Adding compost


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

Planting narcissus bulbs


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.

Covering the bulbs with compost


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

Our tip

Once the bulbs have died down, top-dress the container with a mulch of organic matter such as home-made compost, and pop the window box to one side until next year, when the bulbs should flower again.

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