These plants can be brought outside only if there isn't any more danger of freezings. Usually they are moved to the garden, or terrace, during the months of April-May. These plants shouldn't be grown in the garden during the cold period; in autumn the plants usually perish, and should be eradicated from the ground.For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Busy Lizzie in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Busy Lizzie
These plants have a one or two year development. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a pink colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 15 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. The Busy Lizzie has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much.
Fertilization Busy Lizzie
Before placing the annuals, let’s enrich the soil with a small dose of organic fertilizer or slow release granular chemical fertilizer; during the spring we should use a specific fertilizer for flowering plants to be mixed with the irrigating water, to be used every 20-30 days.
Watering Busy Lizzie
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. As the cold weather arrives, in autumn, we can interrupt watering, and let the plants perish.
Treatments Busy Lizzie
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Busy Lizzie
We suggest planting these plants in an averagely drained, not too heavy soil.
Notes - Busy Lizzie
If desired, we can grow the The Busy Lizzie in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.