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Begonia and campanula hanging basket

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do To do in May

Do To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

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.

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
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Step 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.

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Step 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.

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Kevin Smith says…

Water this hanging basket every day – twice in very hot weather. Baskets need a lot of water to really thrive and the compost should never be allowed to dry out. Water gently so the liquid doesn’t run off the surface of the compost.

Kevin Smith