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When to start and what plants for partial shade hanging baskets

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 18:42

Sorry for the late reply, been super busy.

I would be looking spring - summer for the seasons as I usually take all my baskets down in winter. I like the look of some of the plants you mentioned. I have a watering system setup to water the baskets etc.

Thanks for the information.

When to start and what plants for partial shade hanging baskets

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 19:52

Opps sorry,

Manchester, large baskets and the wall is on an outbuilding at the bottom of the garden so won't be near the warm house overnight.

When to start and what plants for partial shade hanging baskets

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 19:35

Hi Everyone,

I have a wall that gets sunlight for a maybe 3 hours on one half and 5 hours on the other half then by 14:00 there is no direct light.

I want to line the wall with hanging baskets which but I want all the baskets to appear the same.

What plants would still perform well in partial shade and when would you plant up the baskets?

Alternative to stones

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 09:25

Thanks for all the idea and information.

The building is a self built summer house, the roof gradient is very slight and the roof is held up buy 22 6x2inch wood joists spaced 26cm apart. Over the wooden joists there is chipboard, then a thick pond liner. 

There would be a lip around the hole roof with a gravel boarder for drainage. I also think the trays will keep the weight down as there will be a lot of air space underneath them.

I was thinking I would put a root barrier down followed buy the trays, each tray would have a light soil mix to keep the weight down.

I really like the idea of chicken wire to hold the trays down.

I want to grow wild flowers in the trays.

Alternative to stones

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 08:21

basically my own version of this. 

Alternative to stones

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 08:13

I'm building a lip around the roof which will stop them sliding off. I was thinking the weight would hold them in place. The trays are 6x4 and each hole is 75mm deep, with soil in they should be heavy enough to stop the wind moving them.

Alternative to stones

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 14:16

Hi All,

I'm thinking about making a green roof which will in affect be made up from many seed trays. I don't really want to put small stones in the trays as it will increase the weight. I'd much rather use an alternative at the bottom of the tray to improve drainage.

Can anyone suggest cheap alternatives?

Victoria plums

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 11:42

Thanks, I've noticed a few plums with wasp bums sticking out!

Victoria plums

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 22:42

When should I pick Victoria plums? I have a plum tree with a few plums that are fully coloured red and soft to squeeze. Is it to early to pick them?

Identify and Improve plant

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 15:10

It's been in the pot for maybe 3 years, I haven't replaced the soil but I have used a general plant feed in water.

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