If deadheaded regularly, pretty bellis daisies will keep flowering for weeks, offering a colourful display through spring and into summer. The English ivy in this pot recipe can be planted in the garden when the display is past its best.
You Will Need
- Pink bellis daisies (6)
- Ivy plant (2)
- 30cm terracotta pot
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
- Water-retaining granules
Place a layer of crocks in the bottom of the pot to improve drainage.
Fill the pot two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost and mix in some water-retaining gel.
Break up the strips of bellis to form individual plants. Don’t worry about tearing the roots – the plants will be fine.
Position the bellis plants where you want them, then plant them in the container.
Split the ivy into smaller plants. Poke them into the gaps between the bellis and fill in the gaps with compost.
Water the display throughly and keep it well watered to prevent the soil from drying out.
Kevin Smith says…
Look out for multi-buy deals when buying colourful spring bedding like these daisies – they’re often great value for money meaning you can create several pots without breaking the bank.