Hanging Baskets for Instant Winter Cheer

Hanging baskets are a fantastic way to bring vibrant colour to your winter gardens. These charming additions are great for small spaces and a brilliant way to add cheer to otherwise drab areas, like walls and fences.  Here’s how you can create your own stunning hanging baskets – or you can easily find ready-made ones at your nearest Blackwood’s.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Hanging Basket

  1. Choose Your Basket: Start with a good-quality hanging basket. Blackwood’s offers a variety of sizes and styles to suit your needs.
  2. Select Your Plants: Opt for plants that thrive in hanging baskets. Great choices for colour right now include pansies, violas, primulas, and petunias.
  3. Prepare the Basket:
    • Liner: Line your basket with coco coir or moss to retain moisture.
    • Soil: Fill the basket with high-quality potting mix, leaving a little space at the top for watering.
  4. Planting:
    • Arrange your plants in the basket, starting in the centre with the largest plants and working your way outwards.
    • Fill in any gaps with smaller plants to create a lush, full look.
  5. Watering and Fertilising:
    • Water your basket thoroughly after planting. Ensure the soil stays moist but not waterlogged.
    • Use a slow-release fertiliser to provide nutrients throughout the winter months. Blackwood’s has a variety of fertilisers to keep your plants healthy and vibrant.  Chat to our friendly team and they’ll be happy to advise you on the best-suited option for your requirements.
  6. Hanging Your Basket:
    • Choose a sturdy hanging bracket and secure it in a spot that gets plenty of light.
    • Make sure the bracket can support the weight of the basket, especially after watering.

Ready-Made Hanging Baskets at Blackwood’s

If you prefer a hassle-free option, Blackwood’s has a stunning selection of ready-made hanging baskets. These are expertly arranged with beautiful winter flowers ready to bring instant colour and cheer to your garden.

Don’t Forget the Essentials

While you’re at Blackwood’s, be sure to pick up all the necessary accessories:

  • Hanging Brackets: Ensure you have sturdy brackets to support your baskets.
  • Fertiliser: Keep your plants nourished with the right fertiliser.
  • Watering Cans or Hose Attachments: Make watering easy and efficient.
  • Plant Care Supplies: Mulch, pest control, and pruning tools to keep your plants looking their best.

Final Tips

  • Positioning: Hang your baskets in areas that receive good light, but are protected from harsh winds. Remember that your basket may blow around in the wind, so don’t dangle loosely next to a window.
  • Maintenance: Regularly check for signs of pests or diseases and address them promptly.
  • Rotate: If you have multiple baskets, consider rotating them occasionally to ensure even light exposure.

With these simple tips, you can easily create (or purchase) beautiful hanging baskets that will add stunning colour to your winter garden. Visit your nearest Blackwood’s to get started and find everything you need to keep your garden vibrant all winter long.

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