Posted: 16/07/2013 at 21:13
Hello again everyone! As promise, I have returned with a photo. These are the first things I've ever planted. We've probably done it totally wrong, but we tried... *nervous laugh* Certainly, they've brightened up the front of the house. In the end we settled with geraniums (my Nan grows these and they seem pretty hardy, the colours are beautiful too), petunias (again, beautiful colours, we have a pot of petunias on either side of the front door, they've replaced two very tiny, very dead bushes), and something I'd never heard of before called a Purple Shamrock. I think it's great, the leaves close up at night, which is really cool! And apparently it spreads well, so it'll hopefully fill the pot in time. So, hoping that the computer says yes, I'm going to try to upload a photo of these...
I'm hoping this has worked. Has anyone got any tips for keeping these things happy and getting them to grow? The lady at the Post Office said to water them twice a day until they're settled in, but I have no clue how to tell when that has happened. Does she mean when they've got some new growth?
Thank you once again guys, you've all been very kind.