I live in Staffordshire, and have a real problem with bedding plants. have a large carport with a fence running along side it. There is space between the fence and the carport for the sun to shine through. I have half shape hanging baskets hanging from the fence posts, but bedding plants always seem to die off, what ever I do.
I also tried plants in old steel buckets ,but they die!
Are the hanging baskets big enough, for anything to grow in them 20inches wide by 8inches deep?
What is the life span of bedding plants and how can you make them last longer?