Mar, Apr, May
At its best:
Jun, Jul, Aug
Place the basket in an empty, sturdy plant pot, to make planting easier.
Cut drainage holes in the plastic lining, so water can pass through.
Fill two-thirds with compost, add slow-release fertiliser granules and mix them in with your hands. Plant the osteospermum in the centre of the basket, firming well.
Plant the other plants around the osteospermum, making sure the petunias can spill over the sides of the basket, and leaving plenty of space for growth. Fill in any gaps with compost and firm all plants in well.
Water the basket thoroughly and allow to drain before hanging it in its final position.