A Sunny Wall Basket

The vibrant yellows, oranges and reds of the flowers in this basket glow richly amongst the variegated leaves of the nasturtiums. As the season progresses the underplanted lysimachia will bear deep yellow flowers and add another layer of colour.


  • 30 cm (12 in) wall basket
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Compost
  • Slow-release plant food granules


  • 2 Lysimachia congestiflora
  • 3 Alaska nasturtiums
  • 3 mixed colour African marigolds (tagetes)

1: Line the back of the basket and half-way up the front with moss. Plant the lysimachia by resting the rootballs on the moss and feeding the foliage between 
the wires.

Picture of Patio Planting

2: Line the rest of the basket and fill with compost, mixing in a half-teaspoon of plant food granules. Plant the nasturtiums along the back.

Garden Planning

3: Plant the African marigolds in front of the nasturtiums. Water the basket well and hang it up in a sunny spot.

Gardener’s Tip: If you have a large area of wall to cover, group two or three wall baskets together. 
This looks very effective, especially when they are planted with the same plants. Plant in spring.