Containers forum: Hanging basket with used coir liner

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Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 21, 2016 8:36 AM CST
My daughter has two HB with coir liners form last year (?) that are kind of fluffled (hm, I meant fluffed :^)..) Will I need to buy new liners? Or can I just squish them down?
And, planting a non stop begonia in each- she thinks they will be in shade. do these dry out too fast? should I use granules, or an inner liner of plastic bag, or something to reduce the drying?
Thanks for any advice.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
May 21, 2016 10:06 AM CST
Hi Sally,
What I do with my coir baskets is place a piece of landscape fabric, to fit basket, on the inside of the container. Then I take one of those cheep clear plastic saucers and put in the bottom of the basket, then fill with soil. Works great for me. The landscape fabric really saves the coir liner and the saucer acts like a little reservoir.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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sallyg
May 21, 2016 11:04 AM CST
sounds great thanks!!
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