Next years bedding plants

Hello everyone. This year i worked very hard to get the garden at my new house in shape and am very pleased with the work i've done. I've planted some shrubs, a wee pond, a ton of perennials and hundreds of spring bulbs. Kinda run out of space. Or so i thought. My local homebase shut down last week and i got a load of bargains including 10 of these trio wall troughs and 5 of these wall planter grill things . So of course i am now planning on gardening on the front of my house. Im planning on using upright and trailing geraniums all round my front windows using window boxes and the grill things.

My question is really about the trio planters. I thought i would put them all round the outside of the conservatory and fill them with surfinias. So i'm wondering if 3 plants would overwhelm the planters, should i maybe just have two and something sticky-uppy coming out the middle? I've only grown surfinias in hanging baskets and as far as i recall they were fairly straight up and down. I'm wondering if anyone know how much they bush out and how far i could space my planters apart?

I also looked at petunia wave series and wondered if just one plant in the middle planters would be enough to get good cover across the way, albeit they don't cascade as much as surfinia.

Thoughts and advice welcome. I know it's early but i'm missing my garden now there is so little to do so making my plans for next year is keeping me (somewhat) sane

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  • oooftoooft Posts: 154

    This is the other planter thing for either side of the windowimage

  • SussexsunSussexsun Posts: 1,444

    the only thing that would worry me is that they are quite small so will require watering several times a day. I like a full display so would go with all 3 as surfinia

    To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

  • oooftoooft Posts: 154
    Sussexsun says:

    the only thing that would worry me is that they are quite small so will require watering several times a day. I like a full display so would go with all 3 as surfinia

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     Thanks Sussex. They are definitely not huge containers. I seem to recall squishing 3 into a hanging basket and they did okay so i'm not put off trying 3 here. I reckon if i add a wad of water crystals they might do okay. Watering is one my favourite part of gardening so I can probably manage to do them in morning before work and in the evening when i'm home.

    Any thoughts on colour? A block of one solid colour? A one third/two third mix of colour or maybe a crazy amount of colour? I saw one of the nurseries will sell you a huge amount of plants in one colour for about 50p each or i can buy them for about £1.20 each in bunches of 5 of the same colour

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,083

    I think a block of one colour has more impact.

    SW Scotland
  • SussexsunSussexsun Posts: 1,444

    I would go for one colour as well. One of my favourites is purple vein which are great for giving A long lasting display.

    To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

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