Get plants to flower all win­ter

How to keep bas­kets healthy

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

Hang­ing bas­kets take quite a lot of time and thought to put to­gether, so you want them to last as long as pos­si­ble.

Once they are hang­ing, make sure they don’t dry out or get too much wa­ter.

Keep plants flow­er­ing by dead­head­ing and make sure you re­move dead and dam­aged fo­liage to stop the spread of dis­eases.

Check for pests and deal with any you find im­me­di­ately.

If high winds and storms are fore­cast, take down your bas­ket and store it in a green­house, shed or well-lit porch. Po­si­tion it so that it is raised on a pot or bucket. Re­turn it out­side when weather con­di­tions im­prove.

Look af­ter your bas­ket and it will pro­vide months of colour

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