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1Drill holes in the bottom of the bucket and arrange the crocks over them to allow drainage.
2Use a measuring jug to gauge how much compost you'll need for the bucket and then, following the packet instructions, add the correct amount of water-retaining gel and slow-release fertiliser. Thoroughly mix them into the compost.
3Knock the begonia, pelargonium and fern plants out of their pots and arrange them in the bucket - remember they will only be seen from one angle. Then fill them in with compost.
4Water the pot well to fully soak the water-retaining gel. Keep the container looking fresh by deadheading the pelargoniums regularly to encourage more flowers.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
How far down should I plant the begonias?
18/04/2013 at 08:51
Oh why did I throw that old bucket away. I will have second thoughts now about getting rid of containers that a coat of paint could revitalise them as planters. Great ideas for planting though.