The Wrigglers are Amateur Gardeners. This is our guide to Planting a hanging basket. There are #cartoons, posters and links to Planting a hanging basket. The Wrigglers have drawn a scribe and made a poster, which will be added to the page as it develops.
Choose a basket of at least 35 cm diameter
How many plants should you put in a basket? Well, the answer’s around 12-14 for 30-35cm diameter planters. Unless you’re potting up larger plants, like Fuschias, then it’s around 6/basket
Punch drainage holes in the liner
Mix the soil
Add some slow release fertiliser and water retaining gel to your basket soil mix – go by the recommended dose on the manufacturers instructions. I have read that some people add a shallow tray pot at the bottom of the basket to stop water draining out of the basket immediately, too.
Don’t overfill the basket with soil
Drop the soil level so, when watering, the water doesn’t simply roll off the top of the basket
Add a dip too, so the water flows into the basket – not straight out of the sides
For an expert’s eye on pruning:
RHS Pruning groups
Understand the groups and you understand when, how and which plants to prune.
These groups are designed to offer gardeners a general guide on how to prune a tree, shrub or climber.
Pruning is one of those grey areas for me. The info here is not only fun to read, but will save some of my plants from an overly keen secateur-wielding gardener, like me.
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