Begonia, verbena and calibrachoa hanging basket

Do it:

May, Jun

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

This fiery hanging basket display combines trailing begonia with verbena and calibrachoa plants. Perfect for a sunny spot, it provides a long season of colour throughout summer.

You will need

  • Trailing begonia e.g. 'Surfinia Blue'
  • Verbena 'Ipanema Blue'
  • Calibrachoa 'Callie Peach'
  • Hanging basket with coir liner
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Slow-release fertiliser pellets

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Place the basket in an empty flower pot to make planting easier.

Add the coir liner and fill two-thirds with compost.

Position the plants in the basket, ensuring the begonia is well placed to grow over the sides. Add more compost and firm plants in well.

Add slow-release fertiliser pellets to boost the floweing potential of the plants.

Water the basket thoroughly and allow to drain before hanging it in its final position.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Be bold with colour combinations, not being afraid to mix contrasting shades. Orange and purple is a classic mix, although you could also try yellow and purple for a similar effect. Hanging baskets are relatively short lived, so take the opportunity to be creative.

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