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Summer Basket 1


Summer Basket 1

on the right hand side of the trellis - early april 2008 contents as follows;-
Trailing Fuchsia 'Annabel'
Trailing Petunia 'Surfinia Sky Blue'
Tariling Verbena 'Babylon White'
Trailing Geranium 'Mexica Tom Cat'
Nepeta 'Variegated'
Lobellia 'Cascade Mixed'



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great job,but i find if i use moss the birds take it for nesting,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

13 Apr, 2008

 

Looking VERY good.

13 Apr, 2008

 

well Anne i have to say i have never had that problem, but this is the first year in this new garden that i have done them. and it is right next to the bird house as you can see. so we will have to see what happens. the only thing i can saggest is to make the moss very thick, hopefully once the plants and moss all knit together it won't be a problem - i have wrote a blog on hanging baskets, have a look through see what you think.

13 Apr, 2008

 

thanks Mike!

13 Apr, 2008

 

This will look fantastic in the summer when in flower. Did you grow the plants from seed or cuttings, or buy them?

13 Apr, 2008

 

i did cheat a bit Chris, i bought some as seedlings at pricking out stage and some as mini plugs at the beging of march. i do like to grow my own things from seed but from previous expereince you can't get them big enough in time with a cold greenhouse, and i don't get on too well with propergators. but i still saved quite a bit of money this way, and they should be nice and big and blooming for the summer!

13 Apr, 2008

 

I'm a late starter, only bought the first plug plants destined for my hanging baskets last week-end. They were the geraniums and fuchsias, all being well I hope to find the petunias/verbenas/lobelias and foliage plugs this weekend.
I have been in the habit of planting up my baskets in early May but I shall follow your example this year, time permitting. :-)

19 Apr, 2008

 

be careful Xela, i have double lined these baskets with the fleece as they were still getting a little bit cold with just a single layer. but they seem to be doing much better now - hopefully this little experiment will be a sucess fingers crossed!

19 Apr, 2008



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