Buying the plants for the hanging baskets was a little different this year. Normally it would be a trip to the garden centre, involving lots of picking plants up and putting them together to see what looks good. This year for lockdown I was lucky that our nursery had put together an excellent online shop. But I had to buy in packs of six rather than individual plants. This meant I had to think about how the plants could be used in two places.
My main three hanging baskets are all petunias, I have to be honest with you, I love a petunia they are bright and bold and simply make me happy. I would normally go for clashing colours but I decided it would be better as I had to buy them in packs of six to have them as one block colour.
They are Petunia Hot Pink, Purple and Fanfare Red.
For the three tire planter I have gone for petunias again, I am hoping they may trail down a little. Two are Petunia Shockwave Denim and Deep Purple and Petunia Frenzy Pink
The wall baskets
This is the white one its Diascia White Blush I adore this flower, I have put it with Calibrachoa Cabaret White. I love the one colour it is the first time I have ever done an all white basket. I have also put these in a small basket we have hanging of the shed.
I am a fan of orange and yellow baskets they look so summery, I have gone for Lantana Camara Red Flame and Calibrachoa Cabaret Pure Yellow. I have used these for a planter we have next to the front door but added in some white Calibrachoa Cabaret.
This one is a white and purple one Scevola Fancy Blue and Calibrachoa Cabaret White. Scevola is not one I have used before so should be interesting to see how it does.
The last is one I have done a few times Bidens Goldstike with Bacopa in white. These also are as a planter i have on a small wall.
So there we have the summer baskets. I know they are not trendy in gardening circles but I love them and everyone who visits love them and to me that all that matters.