Go for gold

Gardeners' World - - Bulbs In Pots -

Sun­shine can be in short sup­ply over win­ter, but the gold conifer, var­ie­gated carex and cheer­ful polyan­thus will lift a shady spot, while an un­der­plant­ing of bright-yel­low dwarf daf­fodils will pro­duce a big splash of colour in March. The bas­ket-weave pat­tern on the out­side of this frost-proof ter­ra­cotta con­tainer pro­vides ex­tra in­ter­est. This dis­play will go on for months, right through un­til May when the polyan­thus will still be flow­er­ing their socks off.

Once the show is over

Di­vide the carex into pieces, pot­ting them up singly and grow­ing on for use in fu­ture dis­plays. Trans­plant the conifer into a sunny bor­der, where it will con­tinue to add some much-needed win­ter colour. Lift, split and plant out the polyan­thus at the front of a bor­der to bloom in fu­ture sea­sons, or they can be re­planted in pots. Plant the daf­fodils in bor­ders or in lawns to flower again.

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