Longest lasting type of hanging basket

So is it plastic coated, powder, raffia, what type of hanging basket should I buy as I want it to last years not just a couple of seasons.


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,535
    Wire basket is the best if you line it with moss or something like that be prepared for the birds to steal it for their nests, I line mine with old compost bag put some holes in bottom then cut a circular piece and put in the bottom that will keep some water in it
  • Wire? Plastic coated type? How long do they last?
  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    Quite a few years Red Dahliaimage

  • Am I right in thinking the plastic coated wire is what you mean?? Does it last longer than the powder coated metal that is wider???
  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    I've had a set of four conical raffia (I think) baskets that have a plastic line for nearly 10 years now. And for £10 they've earned their keep in my garden.

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    tes, plastic coatedimage

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    yes, what is the matter with me today, I canny get my finger round the keysimage

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    I have some rafia ones and some wire, but of course it is personal choiceimage

  • I thought that the plastic comes off v fast, is this not right. I know the powder coated ones I had were rubbish!!!
  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    I recently made two hanging baskets from 6 litres, grey plastic basins, the sort you'd use to wash stuff in... made drainage holes with a hot poker, smaller holes for hanging, put ropes to them, planted with seed raised plants and cuttings and hanged them. The colour is very neutral and not offensive, and in any case, the basin will soon be hidden by the trailing plants, and the whole operation cost less than 6€ per basket including plants, so I'd say it's good value. The basins are good thickly plastic so I expect them to last at least like the better kind of plastic flower pots, the strings might need replacing yearly though, because they grow brittle with the sun... or maybe not... they are good-ish strings image.

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