Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:08
Yes, but these are grown in rather forced conditions by professional growers. I do wonder sometimes if they have access to composts or feeds that we amateurs don't?
The ones you see at garden shows for example, never hang outside as we would want ours to do, they are grown indoors, pampered and touched up every day - most of us cannot do that so it is a weighted competion really.
I think Bev pk's baskets are great, mine would be shredded here if out since January, so I concentrate on summer ones. I do agree about wicker covered baskets, that the wicker forms part of the display, but you still need plenty of plants to soften them and make them look good.