Hanging baskets are such an easy way to add some interest and colour to any space – they can transform walls and fences plus add an extra dimension to your garden. They burst with colour throughout the summer and you can fill them with frost hardy flowers and even evergreens over the winter.
It doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, try our easy guide to creating the perfect summer hanging basket.
- Use good quality compost.
- Think about the symmetry of the basket.
- Select colours that work together.
- Choose 3 to 4 different plants. A plant in the middle gives height while plants on the outside trail over the sides of the basket.
Take one of our 12-inch Hanging Baskets to start. The flat base gives stability when planting and the side panels allow you to add interest with larger plants for an instant show of beautiful flowers.
Make sure you cover the inside of the basket with a liner. There are lots of liners to choose from – moss has a natural look, felt is easy to use and looks fairly natural too.
Fill the basket with a layer of multi-purpose compost and make the appropriate cuts in the inner liner spread equally around the basket.
Now select Trailing Plants to use on the sides of your summer hanging basket and insert the plant root through the hole you’ve just cut.
Take some care doing this as it is important not to damage your plants and make sure the roots are fully inserted through the liner and into the soil or the plants will not survive.
Make sure you insert the bottom trailing plants first, before covering them with another layer of compost.
Add the next layer of plants; try not to squash them too close together.
Small plugs are better so go for some summer flowering Medium Plugs for best effect.
Mix trailing plants with upright flowering plants for a fuller hanging basket. This adds extra interest to your displays.
Don’t forget that you can also grow herbs, fruit and veg in hanging baskets!
There are many varieties of plants suitable for hanging baskets and sometimes it can be difficult to choose.
You have created a perfect finished hanging basket!
Our easy to fill hanging baskets will create an eye-catching display in your garden. The flat base gives stability when planting and the side panels allow you to add interest with larger plants for an instant show of beautiful flowers. Available in two sizes; 12 inches or 14 inches in diameter and in a selection of colours, from only £9.99 for a set of 2 baskets.