‘Tête-à-tête’ daffodils and polyanthus can be easily found in garden centres and even supermarkets in early spring, and provide an instant hit of colour. You should also find seasonal evergreens such as skimmia and ivy.
The skimmia and polyanthus can be planted in the garden once they have outgrown their space. Find out how to create this elegant container.
You Will Need
- Narcissus 'Tête-à-tête' (3)
- Variegated ivy (2)
- Purple polyanthus (2)
- Skimmia 'Finchy' (1)
- Fibre clay, lead-look trough
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
‘Tête-à-tête’ daffodils are deservedly popular. They are compact, multi-headed and look like a trumpet daffodil in miniature. Place these tallest plants first, at the back of the container.
Add the polyanthus. The centre of the flowers complements the yellow of the ‘Tête-à-tête’ daffodils. Pick off any old or rain-ravaged blooms regularly, to keep the display looking fresh.
Finally, add the evergreens – the skimmia in the centre and the ivy spilling over the edges. The skimmia’s perfume will draw bees to this elegant display.