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12/03/2013 at 21:16
Violas will be fine outside mine are out all year .
12/03/2013 at 21:19
Thanks bunny, so do violas survive all year round and come out the next year? I was under the impression they were a one season plant!
12/03/2013 at 21:23
No keep deadheading and they keep coming back
12/03/2013 at 21:32


Just to be clear the plants in those baskets are the wrong combinations -you need to take them out of the basket-you cannot put these outside as planted now for at least 2 months even in the daytime-it is just too cold -they are summer plants.

The violas a one season plant -but if you dead head them they will keep flowering till they run out of steam around June-then discard and replace with summer bedding

12/03/2013 at 21:47

 Nivlac ,    these sorry looking Pancys and viola's have been in these baskets since october



12/03/2013 at 22:14
wow and i presume they will perk up as the weather gets better?
12/03/2013 at 22:18
ok new project to start I will be unplanting the basket now what combination do people suggested I should go for ? I will be potting the plants i unplant and trying to grow them on in the widows, oh gosh my misses is going to hate me with plants n soil all round the house until they can go outside lol!!!
12/03/2013 at 22:36

she'll love you when they flower, and when her friends come round and mention 'lovely flowers, wish my husband could do that'.. it's all a game..

13/03/2013 at 10:11


 Look at their little smiley faces!

Pansies, violas, bellis daisies, primroses, see what they have in the Garden Centre or supermarket that's in flower now. I like violas best. Then end of May replace with summer bedding, such as petunias, lobelia, verbena, pelagoniums etc. If it sounds expensive think that it's much much cheaper that buying a bunch of flowers every week.

13/03/2013 at 10:27


I would put the violas in the hanging baskets,the sweet williams in the troughs-and/or the sweet peas-those are hardy-that leaves the petunias and fuschias to grow on indoors-they are not hardy

27/06/2013 at 17:18

Hi everyone,

Every year i get so frustrated that my hanging baskets, planted with trailing fuscias, petunias and verbenas, just grow upwards and not downwards, how do i encourage them to trail out of the basket?? I water them, i baby bio them, i don't know what else to do! This year i even bought them ready-planted from an independent garden centre to see if it would make any difference, but it hasn't!

Thanks for any advice!

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