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HollyanneHollyanne Posts: 2

Hi

im looking to place one or two hanging baskets on a wall that I see through my kitchen window. Trouble is its in shade. I want trailing plants and as much colour as I can manage, please has anyone any suggestions?  

I can use trailing ivy and fuchsia but would like more variety.

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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    You can use ivy-leaf geraniums. They won't flower as well as in sunshine, but they do flower. If possible, rotate them into a sunny spot for a couple of weeks to give them a boost.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069

    Think about different fuchsias with contrasting or toning flower colours.  

    Lobelia actually do better in shade than full sun and dichondra silver falls would give you a silvery highlight.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • HollyanneHollyanne Posts: 2

    Thankyou both for your suggestions, that gives me more to choose from. 

  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,217

    Like obelixx said lobelia are good in shade with a good range of colours. Mimulus - begonia - busy lizzles are good aswell. 

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    I was looking at one of my shade hanging baskets yesterday and thinking, why did I ever think that would look good? I did not think the planting through properly image

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