How to create a snowdrop container

How to create a snowdrop container

Banish the winter blues with this pretty snowdrop container display.

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At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is at its best in February

Plant is at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not 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 not To do in March

Do not 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

Snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are some of the first bulbs to emerge in the year, and their pretty, nodding flowers signal the beginning of spring. A snowdrop container is easy to create and will make an attractive display – just make sure you plant the snowdrops in the ground, after flowering has finished.

Before you start your snowdrop pot, collect some moss from around the garden to create give your container a lush, natural-looking topping. You won’t need much, as a little goes a long way. Before potting up, it’s good practice to the give plants a thorough soaking.

Create your own beautiful snowdrop container, in just three easy steps.

Before potting up, it's good practice to the give plants a thorough soaking.
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You Will Need

  • Flowering snowdrops (3)
  • Ivy plant (3)
  • Senecio cineraria (3)
  • Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
  • Slow-release fertiliser

Step 1

Half fill the container with compost and mix in slow-release fertiliser to keep plants healthy.

Adding slow-release fertiliser to the compost
Adding slow-release fertiliser to the compost

Step 2

Add the plants, arranging them randomly, fill gaps with more compost and top off with moss.

Planting up the container
Planting up the container

Step 3

Water the pot well.

Watering the container
Watering the container
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Reuse the plants in the garden

All of the plants used in this display can be planted in the garden afterwards, where they will last for years.

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