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02/03/2013 at 08:35

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.

02/03/2013 at 19:17

I still like the new small clematis for hanging baskets.

02/03/2013 at 20:33

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.

02/03/2013 at 20:40

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).        

05/03/2013 at 12:53
Hi swisssue,
Have you ever tried rosebud geraniums(very tight rose like flowers), long season,good trailer.

John
05/03/2013 at 13:54

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!

05/03/2013 at 16:40

I can't wait to get my summer baskets started

05/03/2013 at 18:00

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.

05/03/2013 at 18:02

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

05/03/2013 at 18:05

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

05/03/2013 at 18:19
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
05/03/2013 at 19:26

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19383.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

The trailing Rosebud Geraniums

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19384.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

 

05/03/2013 at 20:06
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
05/03/2013 at 20:25

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.

05/03/2013 at 20:40

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.

05/03/2013 at 20:55

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

05/03/2013 at 20:56

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.

 

05/03/2013 at 21:00

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.

05/03/2013 at 21:14

 Not near here (sigh)

05/03/2013 at 21:16

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

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