Hanging baskets for Scottish climate

sanita ssanita s Posts: 1

I am planning my first attempt at creating a full hanging basket - in fact I am a complete beginner at gardening . I live in Edinburgh, so I am worried what palnts I could use for my hanging basket. I would like to create a massive trailing plant hanging basket for my front door - what planst I could use? And what is the secret to a full and lush basket I see in pictures on netimage? Thanks!


  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I live in the northeast, so a very similar climate.

    I used Bacopa, petunia, lobelia, ivy, nepeta, anagallis, bidens, brachycome,diasica, nemophila, nolana, surfina, verbena, sweetpeas and more.

    Take a trip to your local gardencentre and checkout what they have for hanging baskets.

    Also buying a 12" wicker basket helps keep costs down, as you only have to fill the top and will look nice as the basket continues to mature.  

    Dead-heading and a liquid feed like miracle-grow is advisable. Water at least once a day when dry, sometimes twice if in full sun. 

  • Im in Fife and mine has primula in it at the moment with pansies. Marshmello has summed it all up there image

    I got a great plant last year and it was in my baskets for about 5 months. Only problem is...I dont know the name. I called it mouse ears as they are small leaves which, surprise surprise, look like mouse lugs image

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