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davholla

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Hanging basket question
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:11:30 »
I have the following plug plants to put in a hanging basket
Salvia Annual
Echium blue Bedder
bacobe
Lobelia

These to put in a bigger pot (maybe in the ground)
Viola Hannah May
Anthemis tinctoria
Scabiosa Columbaria

Any idea how many of each can go together or should  it be one per pot?
Apparently bacobe can be 4 in a pot so I am not sure.

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Hanging basket question
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:11:30 »

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Re: Hanging basket question
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 10:36:41 »
It depends on the depth and width of your baskets and whether or not you plant thru the sides or just the top as well as how water retentive you make it.   I always puta square of old compost bag in the bottom to slow water loss thru the bottom when watering.

As ever, the RHS has good basic advice - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=139   After that it's down to you, your taste and how often you feed and water to keep up the display.
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Re: Hanging basket question
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 11:25:01 »
It depends on the depth and width of your baskets and whether or not you plant thru the sides or just the top as well as how water retentive you make it.   I always puta square of old compost bag in the bottom to slow water loss thru the bottom when watering.

As ever, the RHS has good basic advice - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=139   After that it's down to you, your taste and how often you feed and water to keep up the display.
I quite the look of crowded ones - I just don't want to kill them.

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Re: Hanging basket question
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 11:53:18 »
There is a bit of information here that might give you some ideas;
http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Content/C/Containers%20-%20Baskets/Wall%20&%20Hanging%20Baskets.htm

You mention Bacobe is that a misprint of Bacopa?

If so here is some info on that to!

http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk/Content/B/Bacopa/Bacopa.htm

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Re: Hanging basket question
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 13:04:03 »
Better they be snug in good quality compost (not MPC) as this reduces evaporation from bare soil.   Bear in mind that they will need daily watering once established and more than that on hot and/or windy days.   They'll also need a weekly liquid feed to keep those flowers going till the frosts.   Assuming they will be above head height, try the trick of sinking a small plastic plant pot in the middle of the basket to facilitate watering and help it go deeper down to the roots.
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Re: Hanging basket question
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2020, 21:51:39 »
Thank you all, what about these two plants
Anthemis tinctoria
Scabiosa Columbaria

Best in the ground or could they be in a pot?

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Re: Hanging basket question
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 06:46:41 »
Both perennials, suited by well drained ,slightly alkaline soils in bright sunshine without disturbance. A large pot or trough may substitute for a border location.
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