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Planting Hanging Baskets Summer 2018

We have five hanging baskets to be planted this year. Mr MC&W offered to have the children so I could go the garden centre and choose all the plants we needed. It felt a little like supermarket sweep, I was on count down to get back for him to play golf. But I am thrilled with the choices and the colours we have this year. 

I went shopping earlier than last year and choice of plants was so much better and lots of new and interesting colours to choose from.

Petunia, I have to have a big basket of Petunias and this year they were selling black ones, I have always wanted to do a basket that had these balck petunia, I mixed them with Blue vein to create the most dramatic basket I have ever done. I adore this one as it is so bold and so hope it works out well.




I am a little obsessed with Nemesia they are just stunning flowers and they have this beautiful variety called Rhubarb and Custard I decided to get two and then surrounded with Calibrachoa Cabaret in Light pink and Lemon to make a soft and delicate basket



I also fell for Nemesia in Carmine a dark pink and clashed it with bright red Calibrachoa Cabaret and then some White Verbena





I adore purples and used Heliotropium two years ago, the bees loved it and it was a real beauty so chose it again this year and surrounded them with swathes of Lobelia Erinus in lavender, Bacopa in white and great regal blue that looks  more purple.



I found these Spring Valley three in one plants last year and decided to given them a go this year. The label states it contains Calibrachoa and lobelia its a mix of orange purple and white, I added diascia dark orange, I have not used any of these plants before so looking forward to seeing how it turns out. 





There we have it the 2018 hanging baskets, I will keep posting pictures on twitter to show how they are doing and this year I also brought some plant food and will feed once a week as last year the combination of the weather and lack of feeding the baskets were a disappointment.




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  1. I've tried soo many combinations of flowers and I just can't get my hanging baskets to thrive, it's so annoying! So I end up buying the ready made ones! #BloggerClubUK

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    1. Mine struggled last year with the awful weather. Hope they do better this year x

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  2. I've killed every plant I've ever tried to love. Now I just enjoy the gardens of others. #BloggerClubUK

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    1. hahaha I do kill a lot of my plants as well xx

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  3. I am also plant death - I've even managed to kill a cactus - but love looking at other people's gardens :) Your hanging baskets look beautiful and I hope they thrive so you can enjoy them all summer long.

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    1. Thank you and i find killing some plants very easy. Thanks for your kind words xx

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  4. Oh I wish I could keep a plant alive! That first basket is absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure your space is the talk of the town with all the beautiful colors!
    #StayClassyMama

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    1. I love that basket its so dramatic I hope it gets better as we hit summer xx

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    2. Stopping by from Blogstravaganza and that first basket is still catching my eye! I may need to head to the flower shop and try my hand at keeping something alive this summer!

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    3. Oh please do and would love to see what you do xx

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  5. These are beautiful Sarah! I confess that I have steered clear of black petunias before, but I love how you've arranged them in your first basket. Thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza :) xx

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    1. I have always wanted to use them but find a way to make them look dramatic so far so good xxx

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  6. I am coming back through with the #DreamTeam

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  7. My dad has always done hanging baskets but we never have. I didn't realise such planning went into them! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  8. These are so beautiful. I would love hanging baskets on my balcony. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find flowers resistant enough to be by the sea. Maybe you can advice? Thank you for sharing with #stayclassymama

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