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Pinch out the growing tips of the plants to encourage bushy growth, then hang the finished basket in a sunny, sheltered site where you can enjoy its scent.
Place a layer of wool or alternative lining in the bottom of the basket and bring it up the sides. You'll need a thick layer to provide the plants with the support they need. Give all the plants a good watering before starting.
Cut a circle from a compost bag and place over the lining to help retain water. Add slow-release fertiliser and water-retaining gel to the compost and mix well. Fill the bottom of the basket with compost.
Start with the heliotrope, pushing the rootballs through the wires, placing plants low in the basket for a well-covered effect. Tuck lining around the plants to keep the compost in.
Plat the French lavender and nemesia next, adding more compost and lining as you fill the basket. Firm the compost around the rootballs as you go.