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Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Hanging Baskets -

• Hang­ing bas­kets dry out much faster than plants in the ground, par­tic­u­larly in windy weather, so choose a pot­ting mix with wa­ter­stor­ing gran­ules.

• At­tach a hose wand to make wa­ter­ing hang­ing bas­kets eas­ier, and elim­i­nate the need to perch on a chair or lad­der.

• Make sure the hook or hanger you are us­ing is se­cure enough to take the weight of the bas­ket – pot­ting mix is heav­ier than you think, es­pe­cially when wet.

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