I managed to pick up some bedding plants in Home Bargains and I thought they'd be ideal for my hanging baskets.
This tray of twenty four Busy Lizzies only cost £3.99. The plants are quite small but it's still early in the season so there's plenty of time for them to put on lots of growth. Busy Lizzies go on flowering throughout summer so there's the potential there for lots and lots of colour.
I've got a couple of baskets which have been used before, they're just cheap ones from one of the discount stores, but they last more than one season so they're good enough for me.
Ta da! Okay, they're not the most stunning hanging baskets I've ever planted up, I do like trailing plants in them usually, but they'll look better once the plants have grown a bit and they'll add some very welcome colour to the front of the house.
Whilst I was planting up the hanging baskets, I filled a couple of plant pots with compost and transplanted some sunflowers which had self seeded, one in a pot containing geraniums and the other in the pot housing my little fig tree. They could have gone straight into the ground but sunflowers seem to be a gourmet meal for slugs so I thought I'd give them a little extra protection and let them put on a bit more growth before I set them free. More mature plants don't seem to be quite as tasty to slugs.
The baskets looks great. I've previously bought some as gifts but I've never put a hanging basket together before. XReplyDelete
They should look lovely & bright before long & the sunflowers will hopefully be cheerful in the garden once bigger. Take care, stay safe & huggles.ReplyDelete
Lots of lovely colours in your baskets, busy around the house todayReplyDelete
Your impatiens were a great bargain and they will look splendid once they have grown a bit. All hanging baskets look a bit scimpy until they get in their stride. Mine do too at the moment and I paid £7.99 for each pack of small plants for my two baskets. I'll post a pic when they get going.ReplyDelete
Lovely Jo, they will look great when the plants grow and fill the baskets. I must get some sunflower seed next time I'm out and about.ReplyDelete
They look good. I love Impatiens they come in such lovely colours. I've gone with fuchsia this year as we are busy.ReplyDelete
I do like to see hanging baskets outside homes. It doesn't matter what things cost they are planted with care and you will get months of enjoyment from them. Eurgh slugs, horrid little blighters!ReplyDelete
What lovely baskets. I hope they become a lovely riot of colour through the summer. You are right that slugs love sunflowers, I made the mistake of planting mine out too small this year and have lost many already!ReplyDelete
Loving your hanging baskets :) I don't have any because it can get quite windy here.ReplyDelete
Hanging baskets are so lovely. If you follow teresakasner her porch flowers and hanging baskets are amazingReplyDelete
What a bargain for the plants, great price. We don't have baskets either due to the ind.ReplyDelete
It won't be long before there is a mass of flowers and they will look lovely, show us a photo later when they really start to bloom, I love busy lizzies they are really good value if I can find some I will get some too. I managed to get some fushia from Aldi and put them in hanging baskets a couple of days ago, they'll get blown to bits today but it's so nice to have some rain. xxReplyDelete
I am on the look out for some impatiens for bedding out so hope our local garden centre gets some in soon.ReplyDelete
They should look really good once they've grown and flowered. Good idea for the sunflowers, it's why I start some of mine off at home in pots. xxReplyDelete
Very pretty. I don't plant annuals anymore since they don't get watered if I'm not in the right place at the right time. I hate to arrive home and see them dead.ReplyDelete
I think the baskets look great, a colourful welcome at the front of your house.ReplyDelete
Happy June Wishes.
All the best Jan
I'm sure those baskets will do well and that you'll get lots of enjoyment from them throughout the summer.xxxReplyDelete
It'll be nice to have a basket of colour to brighten your days, they look great.ReplyDelete
Sending positive thoughts your way to your Dad and your son's girlfriend. No wonder you cant settle down to read. Stay safe my friend.ReplyDelete