Georgian Hanging Baskets
Baskets are a valuable addition to the garden display, as they take the plants out of the ground, and put them wherever you feel the need for a dash of colour. Hanging baskets can invert the normal rules of plants, with the stems growing downwards rather than upwards. Hang one in the space between the uprights of a pergola, with trailing plants in it and you have created a curtain of green and colour, through which glimpses of the rest of the garden can be caught. All items in the Georgian range are manufactured from black coated steel rod and flat bar construction with, where applicable, a black coated hanging chain. The fitted coco fibre liner is also included. If you make sure you add some slow release fertilizer and water retaining crystals to your compost, your displays will please and amaze all who see them. Many home planted containers look somewhat skinny, as insufficient plants have been used. Leading nurseries suggest you require one plant per inch of diameter of basket, so a 30cm (12”) container would need twelve plants for optimum floral effect. The exception to this is when you use strong-growing plants such as Fuchsias and Geraniums (Pelargoniums), when it is best to plant 5 plants per 30cm (12") container.