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Suspend the basket to make planting up the sides easier and add a coir liner, preferably one with holes in the sides. Fill the basket two-thirds with compost, mixed with a couple of handfuls of water-retaining gel.
Plant up the sides with two each of the geraniums and dichondra, gently pushing the rootballs through the holes from the outside to avoid damaging the leaves.
In the centre of the basket, plant the verbenas, and alternate the rest of the geraniums and dichondra around the edges. Add some slow-release fertiliser to the compost.
Fill up the basket with compost to 2cm below the rim, pushing it down firmly with your fingers as you go. Water in well and allow the basket to drain before transferring it to its bracket.
17/05/2013 at 15:22
I make my own liquid fertiliser from household and garden waste,it is never the same strength sowhat ratoi should Iuse when watering? Yours margaret magill
05/05/2015 at 10:42
Dreadful picture as it's hard to make out where the basket ends and the garden behind begins!!!