A well-placed container or hanging basket, filled with leafy perennials, can bring a verdant, lush feel to cool spots in the garden.
This hanging basket for shade is actually planted up in a slatted wooden basket, usually used to display orchids in greenhouses. We’ve planted it up with shade-loving perennials to create a long-lasting display. After a few years, some of the plants will need to be lifted and divided, with one half of each plant returned to the container in fresh compost. You can use the other halves to plant in the garden or give to friends.