Yellow lantana and the yellow-flowered variegated-leaf nasturtium provide colour from early summer onwards, and later in the season the black-eyed Susan will be covered in eye-catching flowers. Hang this exuberant basket high on a sunny wall so that the trailing plants can make as much growth as they like.
- 30 cm (12 in) hanging basket
- Sphagnum moss
- Slow-release plant food granules
- 3 Alaska nasturtiums
- Yellow lantana
- 3 black-eyed Susans (Thunbergia alata)
1: Line the lower half of the basket with moss.
2: Plant the nasturtiums into the side of the basket by resting the rootballs on the moss, and carefully guiding the leaves through the wires.
3: Line the rest of the basket with moss. Fill the basket with compost, mixing a teaspoon of slow-release plant food granules into the top layer.
4: Plant the lantana in the centre of the basket.
5: Plant the black-eyed Susans around the lantana. Water well and hang in a sunny position.
Gardener’s Tip: Save some of the nasturtium seeds for next year’s baskets and pots –
they are among the easiest
of plants to grow and some of the seeds are quite likely to find
their own way into nearby cracks
and crevices. Plant in late spring or early summer.