Useful Information

Our hanging baskets are made with a healthy plants, a high quality compost with a controlled release fertiliser and watered regularly. This means that they are in prime condition when you collect them. We want them to stay that way so to help you keep them in looking their best we are giving you our top ten tips.

  • Make sure that the bracket for your basket is the correct size for your basket and securely attached  to the wall. Check your bracket and fixing, as they may deteriorate over time.
  • Hang or place the basket in a sheltered position away from exposed situations will prevent the wind from drying out your basket and damaging plants. If the plant is exposed all day to the sun (in a south facing position) it will lose more water through evaporation.
  • Keep your basket watered well (remember as the plants grow larger they will need more water).
  • Remember to water into the basket rather than on top as the leaves of the plants may act as a canopy and stop the water getting into the soil. This often happens when it rains, so even if it is raining you still must water your baskets. This also applies to baskets in sheltered or shady places.
  • You can check the moisture content of your basket by checking the weight – the lighter the basket the more it will need watering. You could also check the compost by squeezing it between your fingers to see if any water seeps out.
  • During hot weather spells water the baskets in the evening as less water will evaporate at night as the temperature is cooler. If the weather is particularly hot you may have to water 2-3 times a day to keep the soil moist.
  • When watering ensure you give enough water to wet all of compost in the basket all the way through and not just the surface.
  • Make sure that the basket has adequate drainage. You can do this by checking to see if water seeps out from the holes in the bottom of the basket when watering. If there is inadequate or blocked drainage the plants will become water logged and rot.
  • To keep you baskets looking better for longer it is a good idea to give them a liquid feed every 2-3 weeks. We use and would recommend a feed which is a controlled release fertiliser
  • And finally…. to make sure that your basket is at its best all the time remember to dead head regularly using a sharp pair of secateurs.