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Planted Busy Lizzies


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Yesterday was such a warm day that I spent a couple of hours on my balcony planting the two tubs of Busy Lizzies that I bought at the supermarket last Saturday.

I have filled the two wall pouches again with them, it’s the first time I’ve done it with “plug plants”, other years I’ve grown the plants on for a few weeks & then put them in the pouches or I’ve grown them horizontally for a few weeks. This year I’ve no space to grow them inside the flat so they went into the pouches directly onto the walls in the balcony. If frost is predicted I shall bring them if for the night.

As there is only space for 12 in each pouch I was left with another 12 plants of both the colours I used! What to do with them? ??? Well, I planted one of each colour in individual small pots & put them on one of the bedroom windowsills. My wife had bought some mini daffs a couple of weeks ago & put them on this windowsill but as these had now finished I swapped them for the two Busy Lizzies! I put the daffs in the Camilia pot! I had intended to buy some more Daffs to put in the pot in the autumn – now that won’t be necessary!

I have two conical hanging baskets on the balcony, I think I bought them back in 2003. I have had them planted with Ivy Leaved Geraniums ever since. The same plants have been hanging in the balcony ALL this time (including the winters) & I’ve never changed the soil nor taken the plants out! I’ve made holes in the sides to add Lobelias or dwarf Nasturtiums.

So this year I took the baskets down emptied out the soil & replanted them with new soil. I then planted Busy Lizzies in the holes in the sides & added a few more in the top!

This photo was taken in July 2007

This photo was taken in July 2005

This photo was taken at the end of the first week of September 2008

I shall upload some more photos of these baskets to my garden.

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These are beautiful.
Looking forward to further pictures as the months go by...

16 Apr, 2009


You certainly ring the changes - I too look forward to this years .

16 Apr, 2009


Some lovely containers.

16 Apr, 2009


beware of late frosts on those busy lizzies they a really sensitive.
beautiful photos of previous years baskets. i especially liked the nastursiums.

16 Apr, 2009


Lovely! You really enjoy your baskets, don't you. :-)

16 Apr, 2009


Very pretty, i love lobelia its so delicate

17 Apr, 2009

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