HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

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  1. Marley Farley

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    Good afternoon all my friends I have just emptied, cleaned and refilled the containers,I would welcome any suggestions of what flowers to put in them it is a very sheltered and warm spot.Thank you:smile:

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      Stocks would give you scent along there @wiseowl, too and from your house door. Scented Nicotiana also put on a good display.

      Sorry, I haven't any pictures of Stocks but here are a few of Nicotiana. :)
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        I agree with @Sheal nicotiana are lovely and my experience with the white scented ones has been lovely. Like walking inside a perfume cloud :)
         
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          I would go for Dianthus. It doesn't matter which ones, Carnations, Pinks, Sweet Williams, they all do well in containers and are evergreen. The scent is absolutely heavenly and if it's really sheltered then Pinks and Carnations would give you flowers all the way through to December/Early January.
           
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            Hmmmm, are we looking for height or not? That is the question! :)
             
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              Well Dianthus offer anything from groundhuggers 2 inches high to stately 3 ft high plants, so pretty well covered there.
               
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                Okay @KFF , I'll back away! It must be dianthus.. :heehee::heehee::heehee:
                 
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                  I'd go for height in the middle, cosmos? Gyp is always a good filler. I'd definitely add a trailer, ivy springs to mind :redface:
                  As for mid ground stock, cerinthe, rudbeckia, godetia.
                  Dwarf sunflowers with lobelia? That might work too.
                  The options are endless:)
                  I always plant a trough with herbs, easy access , near the kitchen door. These can be attractive too.
                  Summer wouldn't be the same without tarragon, thyme, lemon thyme, chives, rosemary and lots of mint ( seperate trough )
                  I'm wanting pics mid summer to see what you decided :)
                   
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                    Thank @Sheal @CanadianLori @KFF @Loki you all my friends for all your help and advice, I have written down all your most helpful suggestions,what is the earliest that I could plant them all up,enjoy your day:smile:
                     
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                      My pansies have sprouted and are already clear of the metal cloth! I lifted the aluminium foil to have a peek and there they were, nice little seedlings. I'm really looking forward to these ones!
                       
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                        Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are available as plants.

                        Nicotiana Seeds - F1 Perfume Mix at Suttons Seeds
                         
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