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Daisy and ivy pot display


If deadheaded regularly, pretty bellis daisies will keep flowering for weeks, offering a colourful display through spring and into summer. The ivy in this pot recipe can be planted in the garden when the display is past its best.
Plant it: February - April
At its best: March - June
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

Adding crocks to pot

1Place a layer of crocks in the bottom of the pot to improve drainage.

Adding compost to the pot

2Fill the pot two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost and mix in some water-retaining gel.

Removing bellis daisies fromtheir strips

3Break up the strips of bellis to form individual plants. Don't worry about tearing the roots - the plants will be fine.

Planting the daisies in the pot

4Position the bellis plants where you want them, then plant them in the container.

Planting ivy in the container

5Split the ivy into smaller plants. Poke them into the gaps between the bellis and fill in the gaps with compost.

Watering the display

6Water the display throughly and keep it well watered to prevent the soil from drying out.

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Talkback: Daisy and ivy pot display
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oldgreenfingers 31/01/2013 at 19:30

I made up some garden tubs with this display three year,s back. As you say keep deadheading the daisy,s and they last for weeks.

Lyn 01/02/2013 at 10:39

I planted hundreds of those bellis last year right around all the borders and my dad, who just potters now, thought he would dead head for me and threw them back on the garden, its taken me months since to dig them all up they sprung up everywhere.