Top 10 plants for hanging baskets
Hanging baskets are a wonderful way of adding instant colour and interest to any garden. That vibrant burst of colour framing the approach to your home makes such a welcoming sight. You can plant just about anything in your hanging basket, including fruits, vegetables and miniature tress. But, here are our top 10 suggestions for traditional floral hanging baskets.
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Updated May 2012
Choosing flowers for your hanging basket
Contemporary hanging baskets tend to stick to just one plant. Think of a brilliant ball of bushy fuchsia – it packs quite the focal punch. Traditional hanging baskets usually feature an upright centrepiece plant such as geranium, fuchsia or dahlia with a ‘skirt’ of pansies, lobelia, French marigold or bedding plants, along with a trailing species eg lobelia to add depth. Before heading to the garden centre, read our article How to fit & fill a hanging basket for the lowdown on baskets, liners, compost and fertilisers. Now to the fun stuff – the plants!