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Hi, Here are a few pictures we have taken in our garden over the last 10 or 12 years. The quality of some is better than others but the general idea can be seen.95% of the flowers we grow are in containers, Pots, Tubs, Planters and Baskets etc, the main reasons for this are, we only have a very small garden so as one pots of plants “go over” they can be replaced with later planted ones from the cooler/slower growing back yard.Also i do tend to grow quite a few large non hardy Fuchsias, these can easily be moved to a warmer area over Winter. Also the growing medium is heavily laced with Vermiculite, Perlite, and water cyrstals to help retain water while we are away.
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Very colourful....
... interesting set of pics...
Adding to GoYpedia Small Garden ideas :o)

22 Jan, 2011

 

Stunning displays you have there and such a variety of plants and colour well done.

22 Jan, 2011

 

thats a lot of work but it looks very attractive.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Wow, these are so pretty. How long does it take for them to grow to that standard? ~ and how long to water them all. Well done BB, they are a credit to you.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Very colourful and I bet passers by enjoy looking :o)
It's a good idea to grow things in pots - you can move them about as you say.

23 Jan, 2011

 

That is one beautiful front garden. somehting to be proud of.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Your neighbors must really enjoy that view! I really like the hanging baskets - so full of color.

23 Jan, 2011

 

lots of lovely colour...so nice to see on these dull winter days!

23 Jan, 2011

 

You have a very lovely front garden.

23 Jan, 2011

 

Hi all, Thanks for these lovely comments, to answer a couple of your questions, i start Fuchsias from cuttings in Feb/March (indoors) and get lots of smaller plants like Lobelia, Alyssum,Busy Lizzies from a garden centre that sells trays of these as plugs (up to 100) from late Feb on, we then transplant them as they grow, eventually into position and placed in the cold frame.in all Pots, Tubs, Baskets etc we use Peat based Compost with Slow release Pellets, and Perlite/Vermiculite and Water Chyrstals added (liberaly). To plant hanging baskets i rest the empty basket on the top an 8"pot to hold it in position, as i plant up starting with Moss then working up. As plants grow i also use a weekly liquid feed (i prefer Vitax)varying the N-P-K as the plants grow,eventually feeding every other watering (daily).

23 Jan, 2011

 

I used to use Vitax. Haven't bought it for years now. Thanks for the reminder. I'll try to get some.

23 Jan, 2011

 

What a lovely display:-)

17 Feb, 2011

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