elizabeth cooley Posts: 40
Hi, i am a novice gardener, and would like to ask, if it is too early to put my hanging baskets out. i planted them up with, trailing lobelia and verbena, can i also plant out my sweet peas.Any info would be gratefully received.
Sweet peas yes.
Hanging baskets-you are a bit early it is still cold at night-but you need to start hardening thm off gradually-put them out in the daytime and protect them at night.
Do this for a couple of weeks and they will be fine.
If I have understood this correctly you just want to put the plants out by this Friday-you are not expecting them to be in flower?
You could put petunias out as part of the scheme but will need to protect them for a few weeks-perhaps with some garden fleece?
Just a thought.
If you want plants in flower, you could get some forget-me-nots, which are available in blue, pink and white. They are perfectly hardy, if short-lived, but will self-seed. For `a stronger pink you could try some double daisies. In a few weeks both will be done and you can replace them with standard bedding.
thanks for the advice.i covered them in fleece last night so hopefully they will be ok.