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William
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:36 pm    Post subject: Hanging basket Reply with quote

Ok, I am sorry about this, but can someone please help me, how I did this I have no idea. I have a hanging, sorry had basket with a petunia I think you call them multi petunia. They have a very small flower which is a red colour now I took it down to water it on Friday but yesterday the leaves (quite a few) had turned brown and the stems seem very week for some reason and I notice a white power on the leaves. What have I done wrong. I know to professionals this is simple but me that is a whole different ball game.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it could have dried out and you have mildew.
dead head, remove leaves that are dead water and feed when i say water soak it in a bucket for 30 mns then let drain before hanging back up.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage

Thanks Greengage, mildew? I thought only roses got that. I did water the basket and never let it get dry, I watered it every second day. Maybe that was not enough, but I have never gave it feed of any kind. Do you have any ideas on the feed. Thanks again for your help I will pick off the dead leaves and flowers now and hopefully it will come on again.

Any suggestions about the wife hanging me instead of the basket Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomatoe food
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage

Thanks, Tomato food. Ok I will go find it. Sorry if I seem daft but I do not know one thing about gardening, I love roses and have to fix my lawn. So Tomato feed it is. Thank you so much.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William re tomato feed, a lot of the pound shops still have that sort of thing at the mo so you could probably pick it up for a couple of euros
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mz_G

Thank you for the advice, I will follow that up. I never realised flowers could get mildew, I thought it was only roses.
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