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Will my flower saplings survive if I don't feed them?

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Nanniejo Fri 26-Apr-13 14:40:39

Is it really necessary, or is watering enough? I planted them about three weeks ago in pots in the garden. You might have noticed that I'm a bit of a novice! hmm

AnythingNotEverything Fri 26-Apr-13 14:49:46

Did you plant them in compost or soil? I believe compost should be all they need for a while. Once they've used up the nutrients, you could feed or mulch, but that could be 6 months yet.

I'm not an expert though ... Someone cleverer may disagree with me!

Rhubarbgarden Fri 26-Apr-13 19:07:30

What sort of flowers are they?

Nanniejo Fri 26-Apr-13 21:12:23

I used a mixture of fresh pot compost and some left from last year. The flowers were a mixture, including chrysanthemums...

Rhubarbgarden Fri 26-Apr-13 21:52:13

Not essential to feed them but you'll get stronger plants with more flowers on them if you feed them.

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