How to create a Paperwhite Narcissus display for Christmas flowers
Here's how you do it:
Some moss (this can be foraged or shop bought)
Place the crocks/ stones in the bottom of your pot to aid drainage and then fill with the multipurpose compost/ potting grit mix
Place the bulbs onto the compost with the pointy end upwards so they are spaced evenly and aren't touching each other or the edges of the pot! The tips of the bulbs should be just below the rim of the pot.
Cover the bulbs with soil and then a layer of moss to help retain the moisture and to give your arrangement a finished look.
Water your display and put in a cold place for 6 weeks (either in a garage or outside) making sure you keep the compost moist during this time.
In 6 weeks or once the shoots have reached 4-5cm long you can bring the pot indoors. The increase in temperature makes the bulbs think it's spring and they will flower.
In order to get flowers for Christmas the latest you should plant your display is mid November.
Don't position your display too close to a radiator or in a draught as this will dry it out.
Keep the soil moist but not too damp.
Once your flowers appear you can use twigs pushed into the moss and soil underneath to support them- I'll show you how on the Adventures with Flowers facebook and instagram pages so be sure to follow along.