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My flowers are coming out of the soil

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hi all,my outdoor flowers are doing something strange - it seems like as if their roots are coming out of the soil, and whn I touch it turns out to be just lying on top of the soil rather then being inside, like it's falling out of the soil. Any idea why? Images attached

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Hi Ariadna, it could be that the roots are rotting off.  This can happen if there isn't enough drainage.  I can see that you have lined the basket with plastic - did you make holes in the bottom for excess water to drain away?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    If it isn't wet soil causing the roots to rot, it could be something eating the roots.

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