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    • Arthog
    • By Arthog 9th Aug 18, 3:19 PM
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    New hanging basket advice please
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    • 9th Aug 18, 3:19 PM
    New hanging basket advice please 9th Aug 18 at 3:19 PM
    I've bought a new hanging basket diameter 14ins and depth 9ins, made of white plastic basket-weave. It's lined with a sheet of polythene which is secured around the rim.
    Should I make holes or slits in the polythene?
    If so, it's tempting to make the holes/slits a couple of inches up from the bottom of the basket as a small reservoir, if we're going to have a drought each year. We only have 21 ins of rain here anyway!
    I want to plant it with rockery bulbs and perennial plants so it's
    easy to care for.
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 9th Aug 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 5:14 PM
    Hi, No amount of rain will ever water an hanging basket. They are always in the shadow of a house or wall.

    You do need to make slits in the plastic, preferably at the bottom really.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 9th Aug 18, 5:58 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 5:58 PM
    We always make slits in the liner but about 1 to 2 inches up from the bottom the give a small well to help the compost keep moist.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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