VIOLETS (ANUTINES AND VIOLAS) IN CONTAINERS - LANDING AND CARE
This year, my violets, planted in the front flowerbed, first suffered from spring frosts, and then, during the summer rains, snails attacked the bushes. Share some unusual ways to grow these flowers and how to deal with shellfish.
© Author: Veronika Suvorova, Pskov
- I often use container floriculture. This year I have grown in this way several varieties of Wittrock and Horned violas, as well as marigolds, Pelargoniums and Drummond phlox. Pots with plants placed on benches, paved paths and other parts of the garden make them more voluminous and interesting. A big plus is also the mobility of such landings. If necessary, especially if the weather is damp, they can be transferred to a sunnier area to warm and protect against harmful shellfish hiding in the shade.
FEATURES OF CARING FOR VIOLINS IN POTS
I can't take my viols into the garden early, I do these warm days of May, when there is no longer a threat of recurrent frosts.
In order for the plants to bush better and form more flowers, I pinch the seedlings over the first pair of true leaves and as they "mature".
GROWING VIOLA IS MY SECRET
Viols look great in wide baskets, into which I insert several false pots in advance (into a dense drainage layer). I make quiet from two-liter plastic bottles, make holes at the bottom and fill with loose soil. I plant seedlings, and when they grow and begin to stretch, I lower the containers below, leaving only "big-eyed flowers" on the surface. From above I mulch the planting with decorative pebbles or other material. If the hanging planter has a one-sided view, then the false pot can be placed at an angle of 45 degrees, periodically changing its position.
Container beauties bloom all summer, until mid-September. I remove the withered flowers, not allowing the seeds to set.
I regularly and carefully examine the bushes, collecting the "lost" snails with my hands like Colorado beetles.
Also interesting: Pansies (photo): planting and growing
VIOLA - WINTER IN OPEN GROUND IN A POT - VIDEO
© Author: Elena PARENT, plant collector, Moscow. Photo by the author
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