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Begonia and campanula hanging basket

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

Overview

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.


Plant it: May - June
At its best: June - August
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

Cutting holes in the coir liner

1

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.


Planting up the hanging basket

2

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.


Our tip

Keep the basket looking good by regularly deadheading flowers and removing any faded begonia leaves.

If frost is forecast in May, bring plants under cover.




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carexcarex 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Hi,
love the combination of plants but wonder why you give no hint of the size of container necessary; it's so hard to get it right if the pot is too small. I've learned to not even start with anything smaller than 14 inches.
Thanks.

carexcarex 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Hi,
love the combination of plants but wonder why you give no hint of the size of container necessary; it's so hard to get it right if the pot is too small. I've learned to not even start with anything smaller than 14 inches.
Thanks.