Care tips for bedding- and balcony plants

It's the right choice that does it!

Select your bedding- and balcony plants by their later location. Petunias, geraniums, impatiens, fan-flowers, begonias, lantana and sanvitalia are highly suitable plants for sunny locations. As structure plant they perfectly fit to herbs or vigorous, hanging plants like sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas). All of these plants love sunny, warm locations and need not to be watered every day. Magnificent flowers in half-shaded to shady locations are provided by many begonias, busy lizzies or fuchsias.
Pay attention to their habit: is there only little space in balcony tubs, pots or small gardens, then there are many other constant bloomers with a compact habit, like the petunia 'Calipetite', butterfly geraniums and bidens of type 'Sir Francis'.

Water regularly

Balcony plants sometimes need water twice a day. This depends on the location, weather conditions, amount of substrats and plant. Best is to simply check it with your fingers. Water the plant with stale water from the rain barrel or not too cold tap water. The willingly blooming sanvitalia 'Solaris' is a perfect indicator: if its heads are hanging then it is high time to water.

Fertilise bedding- and balcony plants properly

Plants just like us humans need nutrients to grow. Many bedding- and balcony plants are (very) rich in nutrients. A good start is a high quality soil which is already enriched with fertiliser. This also provides a good supply of substrats. Use slow-realease fertiliser when bedding out - this facilitates manuring during summer. Balcony plants then only need additional fertiliser after about 4-6 weeks. Keep on fertilising with liquid fertiliser as recommended by the product you are using. There are special balcony plant-fertilisers available in garden centres. Also pay attention to plants that need iron like petunias, hyssops, marguerites, fan-flowers and Australian daisies.

Remove withered flowers

Withered flowers should be removed so the plant can use all its power to grow new flowers. Small-leaved and small-blooming plants like marguerites, nemesia, verbena, cloves and angel's eyes can efficiently be cut with hedge clippers. Soon after you can enjoy a second "sea of flowers".

 

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