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Claire Cagle

Can anyone offer any suggestions as to plants / flowers for Autumn/Winter hanging baskets?

Elusive

Euonymus, Ivy, Pansies, Violas, Cyclamens, Sweet Williams are just a few that look good in Autumn and early Winter

I've just replaced my summer baskets at the front door with deep fuchsia pink hardy cyclamen and silvery white cineraria which picks up the marbling on the cyclamen foliage.   The baskets by the garage doors will be replaced by the fuchisa baskets which have been hanging on teh north side of the house.

These will do well until the first frosts and then I'll plant out the cyclamen to increase my increasing stock in a shletered front bed and take the fuchsias indoors for the winter.  

It's too cold here for winter baskets but I do things like skimmia, euonymous, bronze carex and variegated ivy for the two pots by the front door with some cheery faced violas for extra colour.  I've learned not to try phormiums, pennisetum, heathers, heucheras and so on in pots.   They just die of cold. 

Tracey Oakley

I usually put a Heather in the centre with Ivy, pansy/viola , cyclamen.

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I have done a few baskets gone with cyclamen white, small heather white, carex bronze grass lots of violas and pansies some bellis flowers and some ivy, all plants from Hilliers GC lots of nice plants there

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