Recipes for hanging baskets please?


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As a very unimaginative person, I always put in the same ingredients in my hanging baskets - lobelias, begonias, petunias.. and not even bidens.

Please help fill in the gaps ..
 
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For a 12inc basket I put in 2trailing geraniums, one on both sides. trailing fucshia at the front. Fill in with Erigeron profusion, about 6 plants inbetween the geraniums and fucshia. I don't plant right at the back.
 
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In Florida we always had hanging baskets with cherry and grape tomatoes. They required a lot of upkeep with fertilizer and watering but visitors loved them. They enjoyed it when they could pluck a tomato off and pop it in their mouth.
 
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depends, on in the sun, not in the sun, how much you want to fuss with watering , or not to water much, or tend to pulling off spend flowers etc. or location, want a scent, not a scent. solid color, mixed, dangling some, contract. etc.
 
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I tend to use lobelias, calibrachoa & fuchsias (which arrive a little later than the others & are not yet out in said picture). Also, are we talking full sun?
 
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Amazing! What stunners! And I'm not overusing the word! Simple but effective!
Why thank you Alp for the kind sentiments as always, do you have any pictures of your hanging baskets? I'm sure you're being modest here! (y)
 
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I've Replanted this Balcony So many times This one about 2002 I think was Trailing petunias of different Shades & red Ivy leaf Geraniums with some small Evergreen Conifer's in there somewhere lol
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Why thank you Alp for the kind sentiments as always, do you have any pictures of your hanging baskets? I'm sure you're being modest here! (y)
No. As a said, I am very unimaginative and I need help in this department, as well as in others. I really like that calibrachoa and will look for it when we go to Thurrock again.
 

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I've Replanted this Balcony So many times This one about 2002 I think was Trailing petunias of different Shades & red Ivy leaf Geraniums with some small Evergreen Conifer's in there somewhere lol View attachment 33374
They were on steroids! LOL!
 
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Yes your Right there was a lot of Feeding going on;).........This one was about year 2000 It is Similar with golden marigolds also and Me Dad :) View attachment 33376
Your Dad must be very proud of you. Such a good endless show of flowers! I had one veritable wall of flowers with my son sitting in front of it. He was gorgeous and smiling. Since his secondary school, I have never had a smiling model! LOL!
 

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Forgot to say, now I have NO MODEL at all!:cry::cry::cry:
 
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I don't do container gardening, but I've seen many of these hanging baskets and my opinion is that none are complete without some sweet smelling Alyssum.

 
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So many lovely plants to grow, plants with profuse colour, coloured or variegated foliage plants, nothing wrong with the good old surfing type petunias,.
 

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So many lovely plants to grow, plants with profuse colour, coloured or variegated foliage plants, nothing wrong with the good old surfing type petunias,.
One surfing petunia is enough to fill out and overflow one basket. It is indeed a perfect choice for hanging basket. Where have you been hibernating, Robert? Sunny Spain or your allotment?:LOL:;)
 
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The Allotment is quite wet at the moment as here in the west of England we have had quite a lot of snow then rain then more snow.. Sunny Spain would be a nice idea although I prefer Portugal, been quite busy with all sorts of stuff especially shredding garden waste for the compost.. Brrrr come on spring time
 
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Not sure if I will bother this year with Surfinia Petunias, I like them when they are young and fresh looking , but after a while the deadheading becomes a chore and they get sticky.
 

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