Hanging Baskets

Watering Solutions for Hanging Baskets

Watering Solutions for your Hanging Baskets   Watering your baskets regularly is essential in keeping your hanging basket plants strong and healthy. However, with many people have busy lives and find it hard, if not impossible, to water their baskets as often as they should. Whether its work, weekends away, or two week holidays in…

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Sphagnum Moss for Hanging Basket Liners

Sphagnum Moss for Hanging Basket Liners   Over the years, moss has been considered to be the only solution for creating great hanging baskets. Sphagnum moss is living carpet of moss found in wet places like peat bogs and marshes. It has a great ability to retain moisture within it large cells. Water retention is a…

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How to Plant a Window Box

Planting a Window Box Window Boxes provide your property with colour and can unite your home and garden. They can be ideal for easily accessible herbs, and great for bringing the view of your garden just that little bit closer. You can use a window box for loads of different things from growing Strawberries and…

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Can I Plant Strawberries in a Hanging Basket?

..Absolutely. Growing strawberries from hanging baskets is a great way to grow (possibly) the tastiest fruit we know. There are advantages of growing strawberries in hanging baskets too. Being elevated from the ground, you find that firstly the fruit doesn’t end up sitting in puddles and end up inedible. Secondly, the fruit is out of…

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How to Make a Large Hanging Basket

Most people who make hanging baskets, have small or medium sized baskets ranging in size up to 16” diameter. Anything of a larger diameter is usually classed as a Big Hanging Basket. Large hanging baskets aren’t that common for a number of reasons. There are fewer larger baskets on the market to choose from. The…

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Side Planting a Hanging Basket with Large Cell Plants

Hanging baskets are many people’s favourite features in a garden, here we discuss the use of large cell planting in a hanging basket. Summer or winter, hanging baskets are seen hanging around our gardens.   Some people have no problem at all in creating the perfect basket, but others struggle to get the right results.…

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What is the Best Hanging Basket Liner?

There are so many alternatives on the market, to someone who hasn’t tried them all it will be difficult to decide which way to go. Listed below are some of them and an idea of what they are like when put to use.     Sphagnum moss hanging basket liner Pros – Looks good. Cons – Expensive,…

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How to Care for a Hanging Basket

After planting hanging baskets you should water them thoroughly, this will settle the compost around the roots of the plants used. Then place your creation on a large plant pot or small bucket for a week or two to establish. This should be in a sheltered place, preferably a heated glasshouse with a minimum temperature…

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How to Plant a Hanging Basket

After fitting your hanging basket liner (To watch our demonstration go to YouTube) it is helpful, when making a basket up for the summer season, to place a 12″ or 14″ diameter piece of polythene in the bottom of the basket which will act as a reservoir or margarine tub. (Do not use this in a…

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