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The new season
« on: November 03, 2008, 08:22:20 AM »
I am doing my bella baskets with Cascade petunias and the shade ones with Begonia non-stop.

What are the rest of you doing? Do you do hanging baskets?
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Re: The new season
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 08:59:29 AM »
I happened to find a hanging basket on the dump yesterday! Just needs new hangers. I'm going to put christmas cactus in like Heinie has. It will be my first hanging basket.

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Re: The new season
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 09:43:48 AM »

Michael

Looking forward to your first basket - they are fun and put the plant at your eye level so are highly visible.
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Re: The new season
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 09:50:47 AM »

Wayne

the bella baskets with petunias sound nice, have you thought about the colours yet?

What am I doing in the basket dept ?  :woohoo:

Got some cuttings of native orchids and also some upside down orchids, so mine are a long term project and definitely no instant gratification.

Perhaps I should do a geranium one like Jeremy posted pix of from his trip.
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Re: The new season
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 10:30:20 AM »
Abby, I am doing white and pink for the petunias and multicolours for the Begonias.  Keep watching, I will post pics once they are blooming.

It's the first time I am trying Begonias in the baskets, so we'll have to see how successful that is.  I want to try Streptocarpus in baskets one year.  I hope to put loads of Becky's plants in them this next season.
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Re: The new season
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 11:04:32 AM »

Look forward to the petunias Wayne - absolutely adore white and pink.

Begonias should do Ok in the basket if you get the dwarf variety. I have some growing in pots where they self seed, but they get a bit tall towards the end.

Please do not stay watching this spot waiting for mine to bloom - think it may be a while.  LOL

But my German Empress should be in full bloom soon so I should take a pix, pending how she copes with the Southerly which is blowing through now - nasty wind.
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Re: The new season
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 11:32:29 AM »
I am using the wire hanging baskets. I have planted Fucias and, Clivias and Epi's in them so far.
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Re: The new season
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008, 12:24:03 PM »
Wayne,

Begonia should do well in a basket because they do not have a huge root system.

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Re: The new season
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 04:24:40 AM »
Got some Viola seedlings and potting mix for my birthday  :woohoo:

Thought I would try "Wayne style Bella Basket'.

It is made of coconut choir with plastic at the bottom holding a pack of 'Rechargeable Solid Water' - not tried it before, so I will be interested how useful it is in cutting back watering. They suggest a time period of a month without having to water (pending on circumstances) ???

Apparently it is recharged through rain and watering.

Anyhow I am all ready for winter blooms. ;D
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Re: The new season
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Re: The new season
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 12:53:03 PM »

My Bella Basket is all ready to go, I can hardly wait till it blooms

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Re: The new season
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 13:38:21 PM »
Lovely, Abby - don't forget to post photo when they bloom!
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Re: The new season
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2009, 16:48:28 PM »
Looks really good. Did you put a saucer at the bottom? (I haven't had the time yet to finish mine....)

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Re: The new season
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2009, 21:12:42 PM »

Katja
I made two of these baskets up. I used a saucer for one and and laid a small plastic bag in the round bottom of the other. So in due course I will be able to make a comparison.

I also put a saucer in my winter tomato pot which I placed in a northerly aspect shelter but I think the winter might beat me there I think I would need a fully enclosed glass house to have any chance but maybe we may have a mild winter if the out of season flowers are right.

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Re: The new season
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009, 15:03:26 PM »
Hi Abby,

how far is your basket? Here is a pic of mine. Done a bit later than yours with petunias and alyssums (?)


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Re: The new season
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009, 15:53:08 PM »

Wow! Katja  :clap:  :clap:

That is quick. What you give them? Speed pills  ???

Mine are just starting to show - and they look like pansies and not violas as I first thought.

Will try to get some pix tomorrow but they are not nearly as progressed as yours.
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