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I am only just getting into gardening so maybe my question is sillly but what can i put into hanging baskets at this time of the year



~pansies ivy cyclamen to provide brightness as it gets colder!

14 Aug, 2010


Not sure what grows in your climate/ but here in the U.S.: Coleus can be very pretty in a hanging basket. You could plant different colored ones in the same pot if you want a variety. As the weather gets colder, you can bring inside, they make great house plants. Just hang the pot in a sunny window!

14 Aug, 2010


Coleus is a summer bedding plant in the UK

14 Aug, 2010


And not a silly question. Snowdrops and early crocus could be good too.

14 Aug, 2010


A lot of on line suppliers are doing trailing pansies, mix with primulas, variagated ivy. Looks nice.

14 Aug, 2010


see below~
How To Make A Winter Hanging Basket. Video advice from Gardeners ...
A short video describing How To Make A Winter Hanging Basket, provided by Gardeners world and videoJug. -
also fro mm RHS
Plants for winter baskets:
Buxus (Box), Cordyline, Crocus, Gaultheria, Iris reticulata cultivars, Hedera (ivy) – either variegated or plain, Carex (ornamental sedge), Primula (primulas and polyanthus), Cyclamen (small-flowered cyclamen), Viola (winter pansies and viola) and Erica carnea (winter-flowering heathers).
Plant winter hanging baskets between September and October, and it doesn’t matter if they are frosted as the plants are should be hardy.

hope this helps!

14 Aug, 2010

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