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Birds Foot Trefoil in baskets

Is Birds Foot Trefoil suitable for growing in hanging baskets.? If so when do I plant seeds?
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,207
    Depends on the size and depth of your basket I suppose and also the compost you use and how often you can water.    Didn't this plant feature on GW recently being grown in pots when Frances Tophill visited a chap who's a bit of a guru on gardening for wildlife and pollinators?

    The RHS offers this advice on how and when to sow the seeds - https://www.rhsplants.co.uk/plants/_/lotus-corniculatus/classid.2000018813/
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you, I found to GW programme you mentinioned on Iplayer,
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,207
    Good.   Let us know how you get on please.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Should be fine in a container or basket so long as you provide good drainage and a sunny spot. Also the soil does not need to be rich as this plant can utilise special bacteria to fix its own nitrogen.
  • Thank you
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 3,959
    edited September 2020
    Nice idea. I wonder if some of the sprawling vetches would also work.

  • Thanks I quite like that idea might try that also.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,835
    I meant to try that this year.
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