Window baskets

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  1. Scotty2088

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    I’m looking at purchasing some window baskets from wilkos that are 70cm in width. I want trailing lobelias. My questions, how many plugs would I need to fill such a basket and equally will they look full enough on their own or would they go well complimented with something else?

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    Hi,

    Would think you could get 5 or 6 plants in that size container, they will soon fill out.

    Good as Lobelia are, they are more typically used as a filler plant between other more showy plants that are either upright or trailers.

    So many to choose from that would mix well with the Lobelia, just down to your taste, eg Geraniums, Fuchsias, Petunias, Begonias etc etc.

    If you can, add the correct amount of water retaining crystals to your compost and some slow release fertilizer granules.
     
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