12" Easy fill hanging basket 2 for £5 instore or 2 for £6 online @ Poundstretcher
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12" Easy fill hanging basket 2 for £5 instore or 2 for £6 online @ Poundstretcher

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Found 26th Apr 2014
Found these 12" hanging baskets in Livingston Poundstretchers which I think are a really good price. 2 baskets for £5.00 instore or 2 for £6 online in poundstretcher. Bargain.

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Nice price - if possible try to get the 14" model , provides a much better display . Dont crowd plants in by the time they're in flower they'll be big enough .

I have these and there great , only thing is you have to water them A lot as sometimes the plants round the sides don't get enough water and die.

scbu2

I have these and there great , only thing is you have to water them A lot … I have these and there great , only thing is you have to water them A lot as sometimes the plants round the sides don't get enough water and die.


Always use lots of water retaining gel ,and/or cut capillary matting in strips and place from reservoir at bottom to the top when filling (3 or 4 strips per basket ) . Still need a lot of watering (baskets always do ) but these methods help keep the water spread around.

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rogparki

Nice price - if possible try to get the 14" model , provides a much … Nice price - if possible try to get the 14" model , provides a much better display . Dont crowd plants in by the time they're in flower they'll be big enough .


How many plants do you think I should put in the 12". New to planting I have tailing ones and pansies. Advice would be appreciated.

I wouldnt use the pansies for a summer basket .My favourites are surfinias for basket and/or trailing fuschias . Trailing Lobelia are nice for the side holes .The trailing surfinias / tumbellina are available in a variety of colours as are trailing fuschias , I particularly like the "Hot Pink " colour surfinia . I'm not particularly artistic with colour choice so that would be personal choice . I think the 12" baskets have 5 holes in the side ,so I'd say 3 lobelia and 2 surfinia in those and 3 surfinia and 2 fuschias in the top . May look a bit sparse to start with but they soon fill the basket. You could use one or two of your pansies instead of the above they dont bulk up like the others do , but they would add another colour . Ensure you keep dead headed and well watered (They'll dry out in a day on a breezy summers day) . Feed with basket fertiliser or tomatofood as these feed the flowers and not so much the foliage ,enjoy

soso11

How many plants do you think I should put in the 12". New to planting I … How many plants do you think I should put in the 12". New to planting I have tailing ones and pansies. Advice would be appreciated.


Further to above ,I dont use Nasturtiums any more as they grow quickly and tend to take over the basket . Now might be a good time to consider taking cuttings . Fuschias and Surfinias are so easy to do and in a couple of weeks you'll have a dozen extra -Free - plants from each bought plant which will perform brilliantly the same year as they're annuals .

With regards to Nasturtiums they tend to flower better in poor soil conditions. ...add feed and its the foilage that tends to grow instead of flower abundance from past experience

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great stuff

Weren't these on QVC for like £25 a pair?Hot anyhow

Should have got these but instead did it the fiddly way this morning,bought two of the 6 pack of hanging basket plants from Aldi,used the 12" baskets from last year then raked some moss from lawn for lining,duly lined and fitted bin bag to retain soil,tried to get through sides give up at two to big,just planted the rest on top.So moral of my story ...Should have gone to Poundstetchers!

Family Bargains (Stockport)

£2:00 each plus 99p for the brackets !

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lovely

Shame they aren't the 14" versions.

Need to plant a basket for the first time soon, don't really know where to start with liners etc, and do you have to plant in he sides too? If so, usually have to cut the liner?
Cheers

I have to say this is by far the most useful post I have read in a while... for someone like myself who has very limited flower/ any type of gardening knowledge this is great :), thanks all - heat added for both post and comments



Totally agree, thank you all
Edited by: "gerrykiddy" 27th Apr 2014

Oh yeah, almost forgot

at the same place in Stockport (Family Bargains), they also had packets of seeds for hanging baskets - priced at 99p

Still 2 for £5 in store, marked up as 2 for £6 but scanning £5 at the till. I bought 4 14" from idealworld last year, they're growing really well now although a couple of plants in the pockets have died for some reason. Wanted some smaller ones for strawberries. They also had £2 brackets, really strong ones.
Thanks OP
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