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When you say made-do you mean you have planted them up?-if so with what plants exactly?
Petunias and fuchsia plants cannot go outside yet-they are not hardy-not until the beginning of May at the earliest
Sorry but this is a big mistake
maybe you can just keep them inside hung up, keep watering them and just wait untill the weather gets much better next year you will learn from this what i have done is bought myself a little jotter book and wrote things in when( planted and put out and how they did) i had trouble last year trying to do hanging chery toms and with having a stroke didnt seem to get what i was trying to do/ but i had some awful comments back some peaple for get there are new LEARNING gardeners out here any way hope you have a bit of look with your planting .
We gardeners are so impatient aren't we lol.. I'm attemtping a courgette plant in my greenhouse at the moment, its growing really well but I may be stumped when it comes to the pollinating maybe put them in the greenhouse for a while if you have one? or conservatory? If not could nivelac re-pot them stongeoff and keep them going until Spring eventually arrives?...Good idea Elsie123, I bought a little notebook, complete with pen...but always forget to write it down my kids think I'm mad because I write the date planted on the pot labels, colour etc., ah youth...no idea eh they'll get it eventually
-all is not lost presumably you can "unplant" them-put them back in pots-keep those frost free and replant nice healthy plants in a few weeks.
Could I suggest get some reading material-ask questions on here first-people are only too willing to help-we all started somewhere
Google just gives general advice and a lot of it is USA based
This forum is a much better source of information
May I just add that Sweet Williams (which are biennials) are really better planted in the garden than in a hanging basket. They are hardy and can go outside in a flower bed now, but they flower in early summer and won't carry on through summer to autumn like petunias and other half hardy annuals.
They might survive inside a cold frame or plastic greenhouse (or conventional greenhouse), if covered with fleece at night. We're due some nasty weather, I'm not sowing anything until April.
Better to sow/plant later & hope your plants will catch up, rather than sow early and loose everything to a hard frost.
Patience is a virtue, but it comes very, very hard and we all learn from our mistakes.
Don't be discouraged, you'll get it right next time.
Right ! lets start off a bit positive, yes you may now be aware you are a little advanced in preparing your hanging baskets but all is not lost, have you got a frost free area ? if you have and it has some natural daylight even better if not you cannot allow these plants to be left outside (especially current weather) this is not to say if the temperature is NOT freezing they can go outside in the day but be careful and check your thermometer ( the local weather people dont always get it right ) so check, so if you have a frost free area with some natural light (more light the better) you will be okay until at least the end of next month, once temperatures improve gets these plants outside ....... DONT moddly coodle them.
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They might survive inside a cold frame or plastic greenhouse (or conventional greenhouse), if covered with fleece at night. We're due some nasty weather, I'm not sowing anything until April. Better to sow/plant later & hope your plants will catch up, rather than sow early and loose everything to a hard frost. Patience is a virtue, but it comes very, very hard and we all learn from our mistakes. Don't be discouraged, you'll get it right next time.
Well said MMP