Daffodil and daisy container

How to create a daffodil, polyanthus and daisy container

Plant up a spring pot with daffodil, polyanthus and daisies with this simple, three-step guide.

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This pretty pot combines daffodils, bellis daisies and polyanthus, ready to plant up in – all readily available at the garden centre in spring.

Daffodils such as ‘Jetfire’ trumpet the arrival of spring just as well in pots and containers as they do in borders and grassy banks. A palette of golds, cherry-reds and pinks creates a heart-warming display. Simply deadhead to keep the display tidy.

Apart from the bellis, all the plants will come back every year and can be planted in the garden once flowering has finished.

Create a spring container packed with colourful flowers, in just three easy steps.

Apart from the bellis, all the plants will come back every year and can be planted in the garden.

You will need

  • Rustic wooden trough
  • Compost bag (to line trough)
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • 2 x Narcissus ‘Jetfire’
  • 6 x red bellis
  • 1 x heather (Erica darleyensis)
  • 2 x polyanthus ‘Gold Laced’
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Step 1

Line the wooden trough with an old compost bag, to prevent it from drying too quickly. Then, fill the trough roughly halfway with multipurpose compost.

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Step 2

Add in the larger daffodil plants first by placing centrally. Arrange the other plants around the daffodils, aiming to create pops of colour with the bellis, polyanthus and heather.

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Step 3

Once all the plants are added, fill in any gaps with compost and settle in the plants by giving the container a thorough watering.

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How to prolong the life of a wooden container

Line the planter with an old compost bag to prolong the life of the wood. Place it inside, with the black side outwards.

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