Greetings from Greece
My parents have a flower shop and they left for vacation so I'm running it although pretty inexperienced.A good customer ordered a gardenia in iron barrel,approximately 55-60 cm in diameter and 1,10-1,20 in height.The thing is that if I fill it up with soil,it will be impossible to carry it to the customer's house.And moreover,it will be quite expensive for the customer and-due to my inexperience and his pleas-we already agreed the price.I wouldn't like to change the price...
So is it safe for the gardenia to fill the barrel with light ballast(such as polysterine,eps) up to 70cm and up from there with 40cm of soil?
Should I open some holes at the bottom of the soil to avoid extreme humidity?
The gardenia is currently planted in a (30cm diameter/30 cm height) flower pot.