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SwissSue

Good morning everyone. After reading Verdun's comment on best and favourite geraniums I searched google for some of the varieties and found this website:

http://myhangingbaskets.com/Flower_hanging_baskets.htm

Although it's from the US and is actually more about pelargoniums (some people still mix them up ), it give some great inspirations on what to plant in a hanging basket. Just thought it might be of interest to some of you. It's certainly given me some ideas for my hanging baskets this year.

flowering rose

I still like the new small clematis for hanging baskets.

SwissSue

I don't think I've ever heard of them, Rose. Have you got a name for them so that I can look them up? Thanks in advance.

Caz W

I loved the picture of a fern in a hanging basket for a shady corner.  This year I'm hoping to have a basket of tomatoes (well, I've just sown the seeds).        

Hi swisssue,
Have you ever tried rosebud geraniums(very tight rose like flowers), long season,good trailer.

John

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Tomatoes and Strawberries in the back, fuchsias and petunias for the front.

Loving the idea of strawberries in the hanging basket, I might actually get to eat some this year, my son ate all of them last year   Suppose I should be glad, really, as normally it's a battle to get him to eat anything other than pizza, chips or chocolate.  Daren't show him the chocolate pizza you can buy from firebox, he'd never eat anything else ever again!

SwissSue

Hallo John/Jazzy2, thanks for the tip. Have just looked them up on Google, they are very pretty. Will have to see if they are available in Switzerland. I do have a basket with hanging geraniums, a red and white striped one and a dark burgundy, they look really great together in one basket.

SwissSue

flowering rose, I'm still curious to know what the new small clematis are called?

The potty gardener

Swiss Sue. Unwins.co.uk do them. I haven't tried them out myself, only seen them advertised.Filigree, Picardy and Bijou.

Hi swisssue,

I also like trailing begonias (peaches and cream) sold by most of the online/seed catalogue companies which produce a mass of flowers and stunning baskets all summer long, the small corms can with care be dried and stored in the autumn to be used again year after year, or for what they cost just buy new.

Regards

John
The potty gardener

Here are a couple of my baskets from last year- my Begonia Apricot shades


The trailing Rosebud Geraniums


 

 

Hi Bev,
Very nice, did you manage to overwinter or store the corms to grow again this year,as matter of interest where do you buy your rosebuds.

Regards

John
SwissSue

Lovely Bev, what great colour mixes. Can't wait to get mine going again, but we had -6°C this morning and they're talking about snow again next week, so will just have to be patient.

Jean Genie

I've tried something different this year. Last year I got some basket seed discs - the seeds are all impregnated in a paper disc and you plant the whole thing in a basket. I was a bit skeptical at first but they are up and away  Not bad for 50p in sale.

Will post photos when and if they flower.

Lovely photos.

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Matty2

Have been looking for those Jean. Can you point me in the right direction, please?

hollie hock

I think night scented stock might be a good plant to grow in hanging baskets, easy to grow from seed, trailing habit,small root system, smells divine and insects love them.

 

Jean Genie

Bjay - I got them from Home Bargains last year in a sale but they have them in again now. I've got some more . Splendid petunia seed discs  We'll see how they turn out but they were 99p

The basket ones are doing really well though.

Matty2

 Not near here (sigh)

Jean Genie

Do you want me to see if I can get you some Bjay? Going on Friday - I could post them to you.