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Anyone know about plants?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by vizzy24, Jul 19, 2009.


  1. vizzy24

    vizzy24 PetForums VIP

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    Hi are there any budding gardeners out there? I have a couple of hanging baskets that were doing really welll but they have been battered by the rain. I also thought stupidly that as it has been raining I dont need to bother watering them, so have just fugured out they are bone dry:(. Is there any way I can rescue them? I have given them a good soaking, just wondered if there is anything else I can do, please help lol
     
  2. 3 red dogs

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    Water Water and More Water, stick them in a bucket of water for a couple of hours and get some 'Miracle Gro liquid feed' and mix that in with the water.
    Hanging baskets dry out real quick, even in the rainy weather, gotta water them at least once a day hun.
    Normally theres a lot of plants in a very small amount of soil so they take all the good stuff outta the soil before the season is over. Feeding and watering is essential for hanging baskets!!
    hope this helps
    Red
     
  3. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    I have a cottage garden and I normally leave it to the elements and it fairs well. I think if the baskets are going to recover they will on their own...plants are funny like that.
     
  4. Jazzy

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    Yes I used to think that hanging baskets didn't need watering if it was raining until my gardener o.h put me right.:rolleyes: The rain just runs out of the basket and the wind dries them out so it is important to water them a couple of times a day.
     
  5. vizzy24

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    Thanks will soak them right away :D
     
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    Hi Vizzy,
    Best thing is to water, feed, and trim back the plants .:)
    Trimming back takes off the stress and they should recover better. ;)
    Hope this helps you .:smilewinkgrin:
    Let us know how they get on.:)
     
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