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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:47 am    Post subject: Hanging baskets Reply with quote

hi.
I'm hoping to grow some plants from seeds
Again this year for the second time. My varieties
Worked well in my planters and window boxes.
But it would have liked something different with much
More over flowing flowers. The ones that you see
In many town centers is what I'm trying to achieve.

Last year I done some pansy varities and Mary golds.
I got the seeds from a large retailers.is there any difference
In buying some where else for better quality. Also has any
1 any ideas on varities for the hanging baskets.

Last year I started them off in seed trays in April then
Moved then to plastic greenhouse, then planted on.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this was our last years efforts.
http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/local-news/tidy-towns-launch-newbridge-in-bloom-2014-1-6104528
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's amazing well done that's the look I dream
Of having Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok for containers like this you need a dot plant i.e one in the middle we used Geraniums or African Marigolds to give height, then pack it around the sides with trailing surfenias and Lobelia feed them like there is no tomorrow and do not let dry out also keep dead heading.

For hanging baskets you could use begonias trailing no dot plant required
Bacopa and Trailing verbena and surfenias or petunias, Water feed and dead head regularly.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. That sounds like what I'm after. Does anyone know where is a good stockist of theses varieties. What time of year should they be getting started. Am I doing the right thing by starting them in seed try's in my sun room then moving them to greenhouse to harden them up as early as possible.
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