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Coconut husk lining for hanging basket Where to get this?

#1 User is offline   maeyi 

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr336/maeyi/IMG_0058.jpg

I bought this from Diaso, but they were not selling the lining. I can't find this coconut husk lining anywhere. Most nurseries I checked only sell the basket and lining in a set. Checked out AMK nursery this afternoon, but they are left only with 1 pc , in the wrong size.

Does anyone know where to get this? Preferably in central or west. Thank you.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:51 PM

Hi maeyi - you must obviously be in hurry to set up the hanging basket. :)/> If not, you could wait for Daiso to bring the stocks in again. They run of stocks of this periodically, but usually do replenish.

If you really want to set it up in a hurry - you might consider lining it with dried sphagnum moss. In fact, in most of the older overseas gardening books, that's the material of choice - perhaps because coconut coir wasn't as easily available to them. Sphagnum moss may not be as convenient, but more versatile. For example, you could have plants growing out through the mesh, instead of only the top.

If you'll pardon my curiosity, what were you planning to plant in it anyway?
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:32 PM

Thanks mm. I was hoping someone will tell me that they see it at a certain Daiso outlet. I am a regular at Daiso and have only seen this lining once in all my visits. I have tried both PS and IMM Diaso, and was considering if I should check out Harbourfront and Sambawang too. :rolleyes:/>

The gaps are rather big , so may require a huge quantity of sphagnum moss. The bag of sphagnum moss I have comes in rather small stringy pieces , so I can imagine many bits and pieces falling out from the gaps.

I was thinking if I get really desperate, I may line it with those green netting used for partially blocking out sun rays.

I am planning to use the baskets for growing Japanese morning glory or petunia. If you passby my place, I have one basket now hanging by the side of my gate.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:58 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Jul 18 2009, 09:32 PM, said:

I am planning to use the baskets for growing Japanese morning glory or petunia. If you passby my place, I have one basket now hanging by the side of my gate.

Do you use any special media for this? I tried something similar with morning glories twice, but the plants kept drying out. Seems the combination of porous coco-fibre shell and the relatively small volume of media resulted in insufficient moisture retention. I even used water-saver gels the second time around, but to no avail. :(/> No looking for drought resistant climbers to try again.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

it is free and if you have the time. U use a plier to pull all the husk out one by one!

I have a lot of coconut but dont have the time to pull the husk for U. So if you are free drop by my place and buy me tea . You can pull
the husk out yourself. :rolleyes:/>
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:16 PM

Nothing special - the usual tref compost with a bit of perlite mixed in. I think I did topped the soil with a thin layer of coconut coir to help retain moisture. My helper waters it thoroughly once in the morning, and maybe in the evening if it has been exceptionally hot and the plant looks limp. I bought the biggest basket , maybe that helps .

You have given me a great idea to poke some holes and pull the plants through the side. I think I will try that with my next basket.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:20 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on Jul 18 2009, 10:12 PM, said:

it is free and if you have the time. U use a plier to pull all the husk out one by one!

I have a lot of coconut but dont have the time to pull the husk for U. So if you are free drop by my place and buy me tea . You can pull
the husk out yourself. :rolleyes:/>


Faintz.... :wacko:/>
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 04:29 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Jul 18 2009, 10:20 PM, said:

Faintz.... :wacko:/>


i do that for my orchids. what can i do? Come to think of it, they do sell long fibrous type in World farm.
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:34 PM

I would like to thank mm and crazyjellie for helping me to look out for these coconut coir lining. :flowers:/>

Finally , the stock has arrived at Diaso IMM. There are baskets AND matching linings available, and a steal at at $2 each.

http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr336/maeyi/IMG_0117.jpg

ok, maybe I went overboard in stocking up.... :)/>
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Aug 15 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

ok, maybe I went overboard in stocking up.... :)/>


initially I thot the photo is taken at the store until I read the last statement ... they are all your purchases! :notworthy:/>
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:12 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Aug 15 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

ok, maybe I went overboard in stocking up.... :)/>

Heh Heh Heh! I do stock up too but only half of yours. I went through the same experience as you and when I saw the new stock I just grab!
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:19 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Aug 15 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

I would like to thank mm and crazyjellie for helping me to look out for these coconut coir lining. :flowers:/>

Finally , the stock has arrived at Diaso IMM. There are baskets AND matching linings available, and a steal at at $2 each.

http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr336/maeyi/IMG_0117.jpg

ok, maybe I went overboard in stocking up.... :)/>


Wuh, goodman, I will go and buy some too, than buy a flask of bb Orchid and try my luck to copy DG's method to grow some orchid from bb. Geri, interesting right!
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:38 PM

View PostAbby Lim, on Aug 15 2009, 08:19 PM, said:

Wuh, goodman, I will go and buy some too, than buy a flask of bb Orchid and try my luck to copy DG's method to grow some orchid from bb. Geri, interesting right!


yes Abby, I'm with you
DG, can I go & see your garden too?
need to learn... oops :offtopic:/>
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:43 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Aug 15 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

I would like to thank mm and crazyjellie for helping me to look out for these coconut coir lining. :flowers:/>

Finally , the stock has arrived at Diaso IMM. There are baskets AND matching linings available, and a steal at at $2 each.

http://i497.photobucket.com/albums/rr336/maeyi/IMG_0117.jpg

ok, maybe I went overboard in stocking up.... :)/>


that's alot that you are getting!!!
i was so tempted to get it the other day for myself
but I have not found a good & safe place to hang + my place is too windy

do show us pics when you are done with the plants in it :flowers:/>
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:59 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on Aug 15 2009, 08:43 PM, said:

that's alot that you are getting!!!
i was so tempted to get it the other day for myself
but I have not found a good & safe place to hang + my place is too windy

do show us pics when you are done with the plants in it :flowers:/>


I am waiting for my home lift lobby to be completed and see how to do up my lift lobby planting, not much choice, the sun is raising from my opp neighbour side, my side only can see the light filter thru the gap.

But can stock up 1st and think later, the worst is to give away lor. if not hang somemore in office, someone just offer to buy off our company's property last Friday, luckily the price not sound right, otherwise, die la, where to house those plants there!
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:16 PM

View PostAh Kee, on Aug 15 2009, 07:39 PM, said:

initially I thot the photo is taken at the store until I read the last statement ... they are all your purchases! :notworthy:/>

:hysterical:/> cheap buy, good buy , must buy...... :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:22 PM

View Postmaeyi, on Aug 15 2009, 09:16 PM, said:

:hysterical:/> cheap buy, good buy , must buy...... :hitmyself:/>


OK, tmr after b/f, go Hort park for the rose talk, then IMM Diaso.
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:56 PM

I just saw them at Daiso Plaza Sing on Thur too but only a few. Not for those who plan to buy a truckload! :hysterical:/>
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:05 PM

hi maeyi

have u potted any plants into your hanging baskets? i was at daiso PS and got myself 4 sets. now scratching my head on what i should use them for. it was a case of buy now, plant whatever later mentality hehe. would like to know what plants u r thinking of planting. i think petunias will look v nice in these baskets. and also wondering if they dry up too fast... TIA
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:23 PM

Hi, I have one basket of morning glory, and one of oregano. I am planning to use another for petunia, and maybe for one for creeping rosemary.

My balcoy gets full afternoon . So far the baskets are doing alright. I mix some coconut coir on the top layer as a mulch and water them well in the morning.
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