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


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.


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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