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Old Feb 13th 2019, 5:15 pm
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Has anyone bought any quality outdoor artificial plants, how long did they last, is it worth it, or should we stick to planting in pots, any suggestions as to which plants to pot that don't need a lot of looking after as we are only over say every 6 weeks.
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Old Feb 14th 2019, 9:30 pm
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Difficult to think of any plants other than maybe cacti that would live for six weeks without watering. Timer controlled irrigation systems are not expensive to install.
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Old Feb 14th 2019, 9:38 pm
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Geraniums seem very tolerant of poor watering. As Missile says, irrigation systems are cheap and very much DIY once you have bought a cheap controller (typically less than €50). The pipes and drippers are very cheap. Good artificial plants will cost at least as much.
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Old Feb 15th 2019, 4:40 pm
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Sorry should have said, we have irrigation system, either to much water or not enough, so I am told.
Oh well look like trying more plants
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Sorry should have said, we have irrigation system, either to much water or not enough, so I am told.
Oh well look like trying more plants
Usually plants are killed by kindness, i.e. too much water.
It is also important to consider when you water.
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Marguerites are very tolerant and they self seed.
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Hate the damned things but Yuccas survive nuclear wars...
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Old Feb 16th 2019, 8:56 pm
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Pictures of plants ?
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If you are only there every 6 weeks buy some cut flowers and save yourself the hassle.
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Thanks
Had this plant about 6 years

Only lasted 3 weeks

These plants only lasted 3 weeks
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Sorry for confusion, first time I have uploaded photos, these plants only lasted three weeks, I have over the years tried different types of plants in this location without success, any advise would be appreciated
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Had this plant about 6 years
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