Hanging baskets add flamboyant splashes of colour to gardens throughout the summer. Packed with bright bedding plants, they should flower for ages.
Deadhead spent flowers and water regularly, and you’ll have a glorious, rich display throughout summer.
Here are five ‘recipes’ for hanging baskets – if you can’t find an exact variety, simply substitute it with one that looks similar.
Diascia, fuchsia and heuchera hanging basket
Diascia ‘Juliet Orange’
Heuchera ‘Autumn Leaves’
Geranium, nemesia and nasturtium hanging basket
Geranium ‘Balcon Red’
Diascia ‘Callie Peach’
Begonia ‘Inferno’ hanging basket
Plant up this basket on its own, or add blue lobelia or campanula for a striking colour clash.
Begonia and osteospermum hanging basket
Begonia ‘Nonstop Yellow’
Osteospermum ‘Voltage Yellow’
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’