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Big­ger bas­kets are best as they hold more soil and mois­ture.

Se­lect plants that tol­er­ate dry­ness – petu­nias, cal­i­bra­choa, gaza­nia, os­teosper­mum, alyssum, por­tu­laca and ivy gera­nium are all great. To re­duce weight use a mix of 60% pot­ting mix and 40% co­conut fi­bre or ver­mi­culite. Blend in some wa­ter stor­age gran­ules.

To ap­ply wa­ter, use a wa­ter wand at­tached to the end of the hose.

Feed your plants with easy-to-ap­ply con­trolled-re­lease fer­tiliser.

On hot days, bring bas­kets down, wa­ter well and re­place when cooler.

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