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Begonia, verbena and calibrachoa hanging basket

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


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.

Plant it: May - June
At its best: June - October
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Supporting the basket for planting


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

Adding coir liner to hanging basket


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

Planting up the basket


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.

Adding slow-release fertiliser pellet


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

Watering the hanging basket


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

Our tip

Deadhead spent blooms to prolong the flowering season.

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