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Daisy and ivy pot display

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is at its best in March

Plant is at its best in April

Plant is at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not 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 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

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.

You will need

  • Pink bellis daisies x6
  • Ivy x2
  • Terracotta pot 25cm diameter
  • Peat-free, multipurpose compost
  • Water-retaining gel
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Total time:

Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

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

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

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

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Step 6

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

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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.

Kevin Smith