How to skillfully plant and repot plants


The shopping list

  • 2 x hardworking Lieschen
  • 2 x Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'
  • 2 x hanging fuchsia
  • Quality potting soil
  • Long-term garden fertilizer
  • some clay pots
  • Grid baskets for hanging

1. That's what you need!

Good potting soil; Pots that are two fingers wider than the root ball; Shards that keep the drain hole free; Long-term fertilizer that supplies the flowers with sufficient nutrients throughout the summer.

2. Fill soil and fertilizer

First place a shard on the hole in the bottom of the pot, then fill in some potting soil and mix with the slow-release fertilizer. Set up for the correct proportions according to the manufacturer's instructions.



3. Insert bales

Put the plant in the pot. The bale should not protrude beyond the pot edge. Otherwise you will have to take some earth away again. Continue to fill the pot with potting soil and fertilizer. Firmly press the earth around the bale.

4. Leave the rim for the irrigation water

Press the potting soil together again. Finally, a two-centimeter high edge should remain in which the irrigation water can collect. Only then will the water gradually leak to the bottom of the pot.

5. When all the pots are planted, ...

... you can put together the arrangement. Our tip: Two white-flowered Euphorbias, Fuchsias and Hardy Lieschen are placed in grid baskets. These can be hung directly on the balcony railing.



MY AMAZING PLANT GURU: KEITH McKEAN (July 2020).



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