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By Alextb

London, England Eng

Hanging basket drainage.

On Friday I went to a garden Centre my maternal grandparents used to get their plants from.

While I was there I spotted some lovely trailing petunias I thought would look nice in my hanging baskets.

They are very young, and replaced some I bought from B&Q, which died.

Upon investigation I found one of my baskets was waterlogged.

My question is, is there any way to improve drainage in my hanging baskets.

They are wicker type material with a plastic "bag" lining (bought like that).



Just punch some holes in the plastic "bag" lining

2 Mar, 2014


Thanks Badfish. I will try and do that. Although I should have asked before planting them back up. It would have been so much easier to make the holes.

Oh well.

2 Mar, 2014


Can't you just poke a screw driver through the lining Alex - the plants will soon hide them if they are untidy looking. Mind come the summer you may be grateful for less drainage!

2 Mar, 2014


Thanks both of you. Scottish, I was thinking of maybe poking around and seeing what happens.

3 Mar, 2014


I poke holes but also put a saucer in base to keep some water as in the summer thet dry out very quickly .Also use water retaining crystals in compost

4 Mar, 2014


Thanks Helen. The Crystals sound like a good idea. I am always battling dry baskets in the Summer.

4 Mar, 2014

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