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Hanging baskets not going well

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Planted my first petunia hanging baskets two weeks ago. Slightly concerned I have picked the wrong petunias?! I was hoping for the beautiful flower balls you regularly see but doesn't look like they are heading that way?!

I fed them on planting and again today. Water and deadhead daily. 

Plus the pink petunias in each basket ha e developed unsightly white spots. What are they?imageimageimage

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,490

    The white spots look like they may be sun damage through water droplets on the petals. Avoid wetting the flowers when watering. The trailing petunias I think you are describing are the Surfinias. These have the long trailing habit and some have beautiful double flowers.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • It's strange that it's only on the hot pink ones! Yes I think I've realised my mistake too late ref the surfinias.

    Will mine grow up and out in a straggly mess then?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,490

    They will still look very pretty so I wouldn't worry too much. They are already taking shape and will fill out so that you will look as if you have a ball of petunias rather then long trails.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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