Creative Hanging Baskets for your Home & Patio.
Favourite part of my day is without question it is planting up and creating hanging baskets and containers for our customers. The fragrance and Colour in the garden centre on the sunny days this week brings joy to all our staff and customer. Here are a few top tips to creating and maintaing your summer baskets, window boxes and pots.
Create a container/ basket to suit your colours, style and environment.
Mediterran Basket/ Pot
If you want to be transported to the Amalfi coast, Grow a lemon tree or olive tree in a pot, Surround your self with Trailing Geraniums and vibrant coloured pots and containers. If your baskets are located in a Sunny windy position or maybe difficult to water, then Ivy geraniums will thrive the best for you. Geraniums give a magical blast of colour and dont require as much watering as other summer plants. Ivy Geraniums require so little maintenance. Don't forget the rule of Gardening , Always Plant in odd numbers in a basket .
Shade Loving Basket/ Pot
Begonias & Fuchsia will brighten up that corner for you. Both of these have been the best performers over the last few years as they dont mind a cloudy summer. Often with plants like begonias, A basket filled with just begonias can be a real show stopper.
Basket provide a great source of colour and vibrance all Summer but you need to give them appropriate care:
• Check for water requirements. If it has become dry water thoroughly. If it is still damp refrain from watering.
Sometimes you have to water a number of times before the compost soaks up enough moisture so we suggest you water each basket or container and repeat a few minutes later. Touch the compost with your hand and if it is nice and moist you have done the job well!
• Griffins Baskets will have Slow-Release Tablets in them but it is a good idea to add some more throughout the Summer. Liquid feed with Tomato Food is also highly recommended (make sure to follow instructions)