Traditional Hanging Baskets
This range of traditionally styled hanging baskets from Tom Chambers represents really good value. The classic design features pleasing clean lines combined with a black finish, presenting an overall product which will enhance any situation you choose to place it in. They come complete with a fitted coir liner and a silver coloured chain for fixing. Hanging baskets are normally hung from a hook or bracket fixed to a wall, creating a vertical impact at eye level. But there are no rules or limitations to the placement of these versatile planters. If you have a pergola or archway, you could hang one from the top timber to fill the space between uprights, and add trailing plants to form a flowery or leafy curtain. A blank boundary fence, however beautifully painted, will benefit from the addition of a hanging basket planted up with bright colours which will enhance the limits of your garden. Traditional theory states that white or light colours, placed at a distance, do tend to stand out and draw the eye, thus extending the range of impact in your garden. Add slow release fertilizer and water retaining crystals to your compost for a long flowering season, and keep the compost moist but not waterlogged. The coir liner will slow down moisture loss, but in hot, dry or windy conditions, the baskets should be watered daily, either early morning or evening, when the heat of the sun is not drying out the plants. Even in rainy weather, the baskets will require watering, as the plants’ canopy will act as an umbrella, keeping the rain off the compost.