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Hanging Baskets

Good Morning,

This will be my first year for having a hanging basket display and I am seeking recommendations as to the height that the basket should be set at to get the best display. I'm going to be using some of those Hi-Lo suspension brackets to make life easier for watering access. Basically if someone could give me an idea on the height for the basket when hanging on its suspension arm, I would be most grateful. Dennis.


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,468

    I think it all depends what you have in them.

    I have some at eye height some above my head.

    If you have the Hi-Lo things like I do you can adjust to suit.All a matter of what is best for you.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    What are you planning to grow in them? 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,837

    Where will they hang?   Will they be planted with all trailing plants or some upright ones?

    You don't want you or anyone else to bang their heads as they go past but you don't want them so high you can't see the plants or water them easily.   In warm weather they need watering daily and in hot weather twice daily so factor that in when hanging them.

    There are techniques for planting them up that help you succeed.  See this advice from the RHS - 

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