Begonia and campanula hanging basket

Do it:

May, Jun

Takes just:

30 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug

The colour combination of the trailing orange-red begonia flowers and purple-blue campanula creates a fiery display, perfect for making a dramatic statement in a sunny corner.

You will need

  • Begonia 'Inferno' plants x6
  • Campanula poscharskyana plants x3
  • Slow-release fertiliser granules and water-retaining gel
  • 30cm hanging basket with coir liner
  • Compost

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First cut planting holes in your coir liner, then place a couple of layers of plastic, from an old compost bag, in the base of the hanging basket. Add compost, slow-release fertiliser and water-retaining gell and mix in with your hands.

Feed the campanula plants through the planting holes you've made in the coir, and add a layer of compost. Then plant the begonias in the top of the basket, filling around them with compost and firming well.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Water this hanging basket every day – twice in very hot weather. Baskets need a lot of water to really thrive and the compost should never be allowed to dry out. Water gently so the liquid doesn’t run off the surface of the compost.

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