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Daffodil window box display

Plant up a pretty window box display of daffodil flowers, with the help of our advice.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Daffodils grow extremely well in pots and ‘Ice Wings’ is a fantastic variety, bearing multi-headed stems of beautiful white, scented flowers.

The bulbs are 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.

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.
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You Will Need

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

Total time:

Step 1

Fill the window box one third full with multi-purpose compost.

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Step 2

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.

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Step 3

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 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.

Kevin Smith