Is there anything else you can use as a liner, other than the coconut ones, for my hanging trough. They just don't seem to be lasting.
I line them with an old compost bag inside, but my main problem is the magpies pulling it to pieces to make their nests!
Alan Titchmarsh once did an experiment and found that old woollen jumpers make very good hanging basket liners. At Keukenhof (Dutch bulb garden) I've seen hanging baskets lined with plastic but with a piece of colourful fabric between it and the basket to pretty it up.
I use the coconut fibre thingies with a square of old compost bag on the inside to retain moisture. I did once find some sort of compressed cardboard liners and they lasted several seasons.
I use the compost bag inside out. Make the holes for drainage about 2inches up, not right in the bottom, it will then hold some water instead of draining right out.