How to Grow and Care for Daffodil Plant.


Hi, I'm Emily here at and in today's short video, I'll be showing you how to plant out daffodils in containers.Daffodils pave the way for spring with their brightly coloured, cheerful blooms.
They're easy to grow, and pop up around your garden year after year, with little maintenance.
They're ideal in containers, lawns or borders.

Daffodils suit any garden and add a much-needed pop of colour in the late, gloomy winter months.
VarietiesVarieties.Daffodils interbreed and hybridise relatively freely, so new cultivars are created each year.

Some of my favourites for containers are ‘Tête-à-tête’, a short-stemmed variety producing multiple shoots, 'Peach Cobbler', a double-peach, frilly flower, and 'Sun Lover', a classic orange and yellow twist.Container Growing Container growing.

Daffodils will grow well in any container, as there are so many cultivars to choose from.
However, the larger your container, the more bulbs you can plant.
A standard 30cm length pot is ideal for daffodils.
Make sure your container has holes in it for water to drain out of, as daffodil bulbs that sit in waterlogged soil will rot.

The best time to plant daffodil bulbs is in September and October.
Fill your container with around two thirds of potting mix.
A multipurpose compost is perfect.
Then, place the bulbs in a circle, but not touching, with the pointy ends up.
Cover the daffodil bulbs with compost.
You can add another layer of bulbs with crocuses here, or, fill with compost all the way to the top.

Daffodils are versatile and will grow in a wide range of soil types.
But, ideally they prefer a sunny spot.
Some cultivars will cope in light shade, particularly 'Jenny' and 'Jack Snipe' daffodils.
Feeding & Watering
Feeding and watering.

Daffodils are low-maintenance and should only need watering if we have a long period without rain.
You can feed your daffodils after they've flowered with a high potassium liquid feed, such as tomato food.Or, work in some compost around the bulbs.
Avoid feeds high in nitrogen, as this will cause daffodil blindness.

When the blooms have finished flowering, you can snip them off, but leave the foliage for at least 6 weeks.
That way, the nutrients can flow back into the bulb and charge up for the next season.
Daffodils planted in containers can bloom for around three years in a row, but it's better for the bulbs to be put back in the ground after one season in a container.
Then, pot up new bulbs in your containers each year.


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