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i'm looking to put some plants in hanging baskets and i want to know what are good cheap plants to put in them and are they easily obtained from garden centres or have i time to grow my own from seed thanks

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Hi robbierockes. i think you are a bit late for seeds now, but you can still have lovely colourful baskets,how about geraniums and fuchsias for the middle you can get trailing fuchsias for the outside also mimulus and pansys. there is a few to start with, no doubt there will be more sugestions. by the way welcome to this friendly site, we are always here to help if we can.

19 Jun, 2010


You don't have time to grow from seed and in fact, you're a bit late altogether - any cheap bedding will by now be only available in individual pots, I'd have thought - in April and May its available as box bedding, which works out much cheaper. Better go to your garden centre, see if they've got any leftovers. Most summer bedding is planted out the first week of June, and in the south, even earlier. The year turns tomorrow - its the longest day then.

19 Jun, 2010


EBay sellers are still selling bedding plants I have purchased loads from them and they have always been good just look for trailing type.

19 Jun, 2010


I came back on to say that if you want to keep costs down, yet fill a hanging basket, buy surfinia petunias - 3 to a 14 inch basket will give a great show.

19 Jun, 2010


I have petunia's, lobelia and geraniums in mine, and I have a red blood eye trailing flower that I bought in tesco's!! and its beautiful see the red photo in my file!

19 Jun, 2010


Morrisons had some amazing plants and so cheap too, lobelia,salvia,geranium,nepeta etc, also go to your garden centre they have loads because it is such a bad wet season, cold etc, no one is buying them, plenty of choice.

19 Jun, 2010


I've filled mine...some would say 'overfilled'...(but I like them very full)..with fuschias, geraniums,busy lizzies, trailing geraniums, trailing verbena, trailing lobelia.....ALL grown from seed or mini-plugs exsept the lobelia! I'm keeping everything crossed, as you can imagine!...although they are looking good!

20 Jun, 2010

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