Creative Hanging Baskets for your Home & Patio.
Favourite part of my day is without question it is planting up and creating hanging baskets and containers for our customers. The fragrance and Colour in the garden centre on the sunny days this week brings joy to all our staff and customer. Here are a few top tips to creating and maintaing your summer baskets, window boxes and pots.
Create a container/ basket to suit your colours, style and environment.
Mediterran Basket/ PotIf you want to be transported to the Amalfi coast, Grow a lemon tree or olive tree in a pot, Surround your self with Trailing Geraniumsand vibrant coloured pots and containers. If your baskets are located in a Sunny windy position or maybe difficult to water, then Ivy geraniums will thrive the best for you. Geraniums give a magical blast of colour and dont require as much watering as other summer plants. Ivy Geraniums require so little maintenance. Don't forget the rule of Gardening , Always Plant in odd numbers in a basket .
Support your county with a basket overflowing with a mixture of reds and whites. The rich velvet verbena, red Surfinia mixed with a white verbena, bacopa and the fragrant Lobulaira princess will create a proud basket
Shade Loving Basket/ Pot
Begonias & Fuchsia will brighten up that corner for you. Both of these have been the best performers over the last few years as they dont mind a cloudy summer. Often with plants like begonias, A basket filled with just begonias can be a real show stopper.
A Wow Basket
Bee Friendly plants for pots and baskets : Fuchsia, Verbena, Bidens, Nepeta .
Stay away form Double headed surfinina as the Bees find it difficult to climb into.
Planting your basket
Does your basket suit your bracket, I would recommend a 16inch bracket for 14 inch Basket.
Make sure you basket has good chains and liner. Fill the baskets & pots with Grosure container and hanging basket compost. When planting a basket always tilt your plants and don't plant too deep. Add 3 slow release tablets to your basket.