I have a very large garden but everything I buy to plant dies on me...is it me loving them too much??? I am particularly good at killing hanging pot plants. Spent $100 on hanging plants at Bunnings a month ago and of the 6 I purchased, only 2 survive. What am I doing wrong???
Welcome to Workshop @AFA. I'm sure there will be plenty of community members happy to help.
Let's start with the pot plants. What were they? Can you please tell us what kind of an area they are in? Are they undercover? Do they get any or much sun? How much were you watering them? Had you given them any food?
By the way, Bunnings has a "perfect plant promise" - a 12 month guarantee. See https://www.bunnings.com.au/returns
This might also help - https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/garden/planting-and-growing/what-to-plant-in-spring
It has some ideas about what to plant at this time of year according to what area you live in.
It's fantastic to have you join us on Workshop @AFA. Many thanks for signing up and making your first post.
I'm sure that there will be many community members eager to give you a hand with your garden. As @greygardener mentioned, if you'd just like to reply with a little more information then we can start to assist.
You might also be interested in these previous discussions on Workshop:
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What kind of pots do you have @AFA?
If they don't have drainage holes then the roots can drown and the plants quickly die. So yes, you might be giving them plenty of love and water but killing them...
They were Fushias and strawberries. I am in country qld near the NSW border and the plants are hanging under the verandah - quite shady but I occassionally put them out into the sunshine. Watered daily. Feed them when I brought them home and thats when things went wroing.