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hi i have a north facing veranda an was wondering which would b the best plants for a hanging basket, would like lots of bright colours to brighten it up any suggestions x



Polyanthus Primrose, Impatiens (when it gets warmer), Begonias (ditto), Wishbone Flower (Torenia, again, ditto),

26 Feb, 2011


The brightest will be begonias and impatiens and both will tolerate or even prefer shade. Have you thought of a pot or two of ferns on the patio as well?

27 Feb, 2011


Hanging baskets in shade do much better than those in full sun usually because they don't dry out so much. Use fuchsias, lobelia, begonias, busy lizzies and pansies - all of these tolerate shade really well. Wouldn't recommend helichrysum or its grey leaved like for contrast though, they like full sun, so if you want a non flowering contrast trailer, use small leaved ivy.

28 Feb, 2011


Or variegated Vinca major, or Lamium.... : )

1 Mar, 2011

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