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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

Overview

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

1

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


Adding coir liner to hanging basket

2

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


Planting up the basket

3

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

4

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


Watering the hanging basket

5

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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