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Tips to keep summer tubs and baskets looking good all summer long

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Potter & Rest

It is essential to keep your hanging baskets and tubs well watered at all times, providing a gallon a day per basket. If you are unsure whether your basket or tub needs water, stick a finger into the compost as far down as possible and check for moisture. You will then be able to tell if the basket/tub is dry, damp or wet and assess the water requirements for the day.

Feed with a dilute solution of proprietary plant food at least two or three times a week. Use a high potash feed such as Flowerite or Tomorite as this encourages the production of flowers.

Deadhead by removing spent flowers at regular intervals. This encourages new flowers.

Inspect regularly for insect pests and treat appropriately should infestation occur.

 

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