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Hope for the Hanging Baskets!


Potted up some Lupins (2 different types) the stray thats yet to be named-i hope theyre not just weeds! Morning Glories have some little canes to cling too. Also managed to rescue what i believe to be Hollyhock as i remembered when i potted them up first time they didnt look too good and i ended up just leaving the big pot outside thinking they were lost but one of them was small but still green so gave it a fresh home and will take extra care as its the only one! Well ive been a bit unsure about what to do with the hanging baskets. Ages ago i put 5 Nasturtium seedings in one from propagation but they havent done much, got a few new leaves but not grown much. I took the 2 weakest out but should i put them back in pots til theyre more established? In another ive just put in think either aubrieta or lobelia, that looks ok, got buds on it and is starting to trail. Is it really stressful to keep repotting plants because i might change my mind and want to rearrange them yet when i get some advice in what to put in them. I will keep you posted on the soon to be masterpieces-haha hopefully!

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I like Morning glories. I like their colours.
Maybe you could keep the small Nasturtiums in a propagator or somewhere to bring them on a bit. The weather's been so cold this spring.

8 May, 2012


Hi Leigh If you havent done hanging baskets before, you ned to start with plants that are easy to grow, Primulas a, Violas and Pansies usually do well, for trailing plants something like, Lobelia, Bacopa, or Diasica usually do well. If you are sowing Nastursians I usally start them off in a seed tray with individual modules, I would put upto 3 seeds in each cover the the tray with cling film [if you havent got a propagator, I havent got one and this method works well for me] put the trays on a windowsill and as soon as you see the seeds start to appear take the cling film off , keep them in thetrays until the true leaves appear, as thet get bigger you can them transfer them into individual small pots transferring them to their growing positions once they are large enough to handle and have a good root system. Good Luck and hope this works for you ;0))

22 May, 2012


Thanks pp, i think where ive gone wrong was putting the nasturtium straight in from propagation before theyd really established! i only managed to get 3 to grow but now while i havent had any compost the last ones going yellow :( im having a whole day in the garden tomorrow if the weathers same as today! will get propping now ive got my :o)

22 May, 2012


All the best Leigh, hope you had a good day in the garden, wonderful weather here;0)

24 May, 2012


pp my last nasturtium withered! :((( oh well will do what u said and keep them in a bit longer this time! yes got a lot done last week and a tan too haha! pics to follow! :)

28 May, 2012

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