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I use pop bottles with drip feeders that you can get from Wilkinson's cut the bottom of the bottle attach the drip feeder and upend into the pot I find they work for me and have them in all my pots even the floor standing ones, you can see the bottle sticking out the top of the basket.
Rainjustlearning: I love your basket and particularly like the red coloured petunia. I sowed a load of mixed Rapide F1 mix petunias which are growing well but not at the flowering stage yet - and until they do flower, I haven't a clue what colours I have. I'd love to know what your red is. I have one other than the Rapide F1 mix and I think it's a red Saguna - or some name like that. What's the name of your red? And - your basket is growing so lovely and evenly balanced. Mine always seem to just straggle down all shapes and sizes and because I hate cutting anything I tend to let them just get messy. Do you trim yours or just let them do their own thing?
Strayed from the topic - sorry. I cut lengths of slim old vacuum cleaner hoses and stick them in my baskets and water into them - but they're usually at a height I can reach with a little effort with ye olde watering can. Because the hoses are so 'bendy' I can pull the end of the hose down, fill it (sometimes at an awkward angle) and just let it ping up again to let the water run into the basket.
My baskets this year are all seedlings so none are at the flowering stage yet here in rainy Scotland. Lots of green and not much colour so far. But getting there.
I buy the cheapest pack of disposable nappies and when planting up the baskets I split open a nappy and put one in the bottom of the basket. They hold a good deal of water and works even better than the water retaining crystals
I have just bought a feed which I have to apply with the hose end feeder which is supplied. How to I attach it to my hose - hope this is not a silly question
Thanking anyone who can help me please.
SO SORRY, I seem to have asked my 1st question in the wrong place.