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Can I side plant begonia pendula in hanging baskets

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,140
    Yes you can. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Can I side plant begonia pendula in hanging baskets

    Thank you Lyn. I bought all my hanging baskets last year all fully made up. I thought it would be quite easy to re-plant them myself. What a mistake, anyway I'll have to see how they turn out.
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    I avoid side planting. They seem to separate and leave big gaps, but maybe thats just me. 
    SW Scotland
  • KT53KT53 GloucestershirePosts: 7,548
    Yes you can but I'd agree with purplerain about the possible problems.  Better to plant into the top and let them come down over the sides.  Trailing begonias look great in hanging baskets and seem to be more tolerant of underwatering than many plants too.
  • KT53 said:
    Yes you can but I'd agree with purplerain about the possible problems.  Better to plant into the top and let them come down over the sides.  Trailing begonias look great in hanging baskets and seem to be more tolerant of underwatering than many plants too.

    Thanks guys I have already taken out the begonias which I had side planted and I am currently re-planting in the top, albeit I might just re-plant a couple in the sides to see how they perform.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,140
    It’s up to you what you like, your baskets.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lyn said:
    It’s up to you what you like, your baskets.


    OK you've convinced me Lyn, but I might invest in a couple of those baskets in your picture as I believe they are supposed to be really convenient when side planting larger plants.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,140
    They are convenient but I always cut a compost bag to fit black side out or the compost and water can drain out to quickly. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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