As we all know beautiful overflowing hanging baskets are one of the colourful stars of summer and are fabulous for brightening up patios and around doors but to keep spectacular results all summer then there are some basic steps you must follow.
(If you used moisture controlling compost with slow release plant food or put continuous release plant food tablets in then you won’t need to use a liquid feed over the summer just water)
So to keep your baskets looking great all summer just:
- Water often and thoroughly. Plants in containers need to be watered more often than if they were growing in the ground and this is especially true for hanging baskets as they have a lot of plants packed into a small space. They usually need watering at least once, if not twice, a day as both heat and wind make them dry out. A good tip is to reach up and lift the pot from below; if it feels light, it probably needs water, another way to check is put your finger an inch into the soil and if it is dry at that depth then you need to water.
- Feeding - wTomoriteMiracle Gro
Follow these tips and if we have no early frosts your baskets will last into early autumn