Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:45
Yes, as this was the suppliers information. They were been sold on one of the shopping channels and are advertised as the professional gardeners hanging basket. I found them excellent for trailing petunias and surfina's and as I stated had a great display last year. I used Westmorland hanging basket compost and I found thecease easy to place the plants due to design of the basket.Also the sunken reservoir at the bottom of the basket holds the water. The design of the basket means it does not require any liner and I was a little bit sceptical on if they would be able to hold water and feed to the plants. But the proof was in last years display that was the best I had achieved.
As regards the number of plants to use , I did fill the basket up to its maximum including the top of the basket that is done by mounding the compost on top before placing in the plants.
in my opinion you could use less plants and still get a good display from this basket.
A good tip is to put the basket click in sections in warm water before starting to plant up this basket as this will make them more easy to fit in to their side sections