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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Hanging Baskets Reply with quote

I've just bought myself some new hanging baskets these ones dont need liners and they are just sooo easy to plant up. Hopefully they will turn out well I've also ordered some for wall mounting but instead of filling them all with flowers I'm going to do some with herbs and maybe try another with strawberries or tomato plants. Just wished I had Liz's talent!!

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This shows a picture of one I was lucky when I bought mine they were on a special offer. Unbelievable just how easy it was to plant it up. Each of the little lattice parts come out and then just slot back into place once you have put the plant in and this holds the plant in place and this way the roots of the plants arent damaged.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our daughter gave my wife a beautiful hanging basket for mother's day and now I have to find a way to hang it up.

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm lucky where that's concerned I already have fixtures in place for them BUT its getting the baskets hooked on that's the problem It's surprising just how heavy a hanging basket is when its all filled up. So I do need to get my son to do that part for me, I'm not tall enough either to reach the hook I would need to use a ladder and thats a definate NoNo!!
Keeping them watered can be a bit of a nuisance too. Oh to get someone to stretch me and ake me taller it would solve a lot of problems
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tought I'd post a photograph of my hanging basket jsut after it has been planted out and later on in the season I'll post another to compare and you all can help me decide if this new type of basket has been a success or not.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That basket is just beautiful! On of my friends has quite a few hanging baskets. She has an attachment that goes on the end of her hose about three feet long with a nozzle on the end bent down. Being bent down it allows her to water without standing on something.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just ordered an irregation system but whether it will work is still to be seen.
I've quite a lot of plants in large pots and usually I just use the ordinary garden hose which has a varierty of settings on the nozzle but I thought with this system I could set it up and it would water the plants at given intervals and save me time but I do like using the hose its rewinding it that is a nuisance for me -its a very LONG hose therefore quite heavy when reeling it back in. I do have a 'wand'-something like you were describing for watering the baskets but its not fixed to the normal hose I'll take a photograph of it later because its difficult to describe how it works.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this basket comes out how they say it will Time will tell Dancing
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well here's keeping my fingers crossed there will be no more frosty mornings because I've hung up my hanging basket outside the greenhouse.

This basket is so much heavier than any of the other ones I've made before, I was really shocked at just how heavy it is and the actual container is not any heavier than the ones used before.
Could it possibly be because there is no need for a liner that it holds more compost?
Maybe if this is the reason it will be better for the plants.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck! I hope we are done with frost around here as my wife came home with a few tomato plants last night! According to my neighbor we should be safe because the Full Moon has gone by. How about where you are Emmy? I hope you don't lose anything at this late date.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is coming along nicely just waiting for my son to come and fix the other planters onto the wall and to lift the other hanging basket up onto the hook -I'm surprised at just how heavy these baskets are when planted up, but if they keep on as they are doing its going to look just lovely. I think the special feed and gel mixture I used is really good and it helps to retain the moisture too.

I have just planted another packet of 'tagettes' (filled 3 Trays) and Dancing Dancing they are starting to sprout -the other two pkts I planted I only got about 6 seedlings which was disappointing. This year I planted pansy seeds for the first time and they are now ready to be transplanted into bigger pots. The sad thing now is when the man who helps me with the grass cutting etc comes next week he is going to hel me remove all the bushes etc that died with the severe frost we had, some of them were well established and many years old and normally I always took cuttings from them and kept the cuttings in the utility room over the winter but for some reason I didnt do it last year. So its back to square one.

I had 4 sprouting potatoes that were about to go into the compost bin but instead I decided to put them in a large pot and already (a week later) there are green shoots appearing Be interesting to discover just how many potatoes I'll get from the 4 I planted.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that you were slowing down. I get tired reading about all you do!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I may just have to slow down a bit for the next few hours anyway[-o< Anxious Anxious Anxious I go to see the Dr today, in fact in just 3 hours from now, so I'm going to sit down with a book for the next 2 hours at least.

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I just really love to watch things grow - marvellous when you think what comes from a tiny seed eh!!

re overdoing things? I just do a bit at a time and then have a rest--that's when I remember its time to stop Applause Silenced Silenced
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just think of how tiny the seeds that we came from were!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True Gill
When you come to think about it there is life in everthing isnt there.
Who knows maybe on day I'll grow a plant that will 'talk' back to me or maybe scream when I'm pruning its branches.

Right now I dont like killing anything be it beetle, bug, or spider but when I think about all those poor plants that I've pulled limbs from to get cuttings d'oh! d'oh! d'oh! d'oh! d'oh! maybe one day they'll get back at me -Have you seen the film 'The day of the Triffids?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The will not get back to you!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WOW!!!!! Please tell me you've finally found the plant that told you this!



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