Hanging basket ideas

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Hanging basket ideas

Post: # 146547Post Annpan
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:44 pm

My polytunnel is nearly up (frame is all built, waiting on a wind free day to put the polythene up :cheers: )

So I have these crop bars and I fancy hanging stuff from them... any suggestions as to what I can use, no funds for baskets but they don't need to be pretty...... and what might be nice to plant in them?

I have bought too many seeds already this year, so I have to try and make do with what I already have. Maybe some herbs? .... I think everything else I have grows up :?

My current thought is to cut sections out of a pop bottle and push holes in the bottom, and somehow suspend that... coat hanger maybe?



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Re: Hanging basket ideas

Post: # 146563Post sheena
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:25 pm

I don't know what access you have for woods etc, but a cheap and cheerful idea is to collect woodfall thin branches and to craft them into any shape that takes your fancy - cost=just a bit of time and patience.

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Re: Hanging basket ideas

Post: # 146564Post Elizabeth
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:38 pm

Grow strawberries and tomatoes.

Why not use the wire coathangers to make a basket!
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Re: Hanging basket ideas

Post: # 146592Post ocailleagh
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:56 am

I've used the wire cagey bit from old lampshades before now, the skeleton of it, lined with some old hessian I think it was. They were moderately successful, though I remember it being tricky getting the centre of gravity right when attaching the chains. Old colanders or sieves maybe?
As for planting them up, I'll agree with strawbs and toms, herbs are good too, or maybe some flowers to attract pollinatey insects? Or equally plants that can repel veg-munching insects?
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