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Wall Baskets 2018

We have three wall baskets to be filled this year and I found some wonderful new plants as well as some tried and tested ones

When I first did the wall baskets the most amazing one was Bidens and Bacopa which looked like this and they were covered in polinators.

I wanted to go for something similar this year as it was such a success. They had these beautiful Bidens Blazing Glory I team them with white Bacopa and found these Sanvitalia Gold queen I am very excited to see how this one turns out with the beautiful bright yellows and oranges. 

I decided to try a Fuchsia this year, I have mixed feelings on them but they are lovey and thought it was worth trying them out. I chose Dark Eyes which is semi trailing and then planted Calibrachoa Cabaret in dark blue (purple to you and me) and rose. These colours so go so well together, I not wait to see.

Lastly I feel for these Brachycome Blue Brazil, such pretty flowers which again were new to me, I plnated them with Sutera Baja in white and then found Lophoseermum they looked almost regal and the lady next to me told me they were beautiful when in flower so i had to give them a go

All these plants can cope with some shade as the baskets get the sunshine in the afternoon, so I had to choose them a little more carefully. All these new plants are going to be interesting and I just hope my ideas work as well in reality as in my head.

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  1. we are a little behind this year, but went with a lot of semi trailing as well. Looks great #dreamteam

  2. I have no idea when it comes to growing plants but those look lovely. #StayClassyMama

  3. The colours are so beautiful X #stayclassymama

  4. I love the dark purple flower, such a vibrant color! #DreamTeam

  5. I don't know how you go about working out what will go with what and how the colours will complement each other but they look fab! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

    1. Thank you, I love working it out and reading lots of labels xx

  6. I have recently plantedmy tubs and hanging baskets, yours are really pretty #blogstravangza@_karendennid

  7. They are so pretty! Thank you for sharing them with #Blogstravaganza :) and for giving me more inspiration!

  8. They are lovely. I am no good with plants so I have never tried anything like this before #blogstravaganza

  9. You have been busy! These look great. I love the blazing glory and bet that looks amazing after all the sunshine we’ve had over the last few weeks! I’m sharing this everywhere so hope you get some more post love! Hope to see you next month for #MyGloriousGardens


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