HOW TO PLANT A BASKET
To create a stunning flower display, plant into the sides of the basket as well as the top. For quicker results, use advanced seedlings.
Gather your supplies
• Wire basket • Fibre liner • Sharp knife • Seedlings • Potting mix • Trowel or scoop • Slow-release fertiliser
STEP 1 Fit the liner into the basket. Using the knife, cut planting slits through the liner, around the lower portion of the basket. Carefully plant seedlings through the slits, by feeding the rootball from the outside, and guiding it with your other hand inside the basket. Part-fill the basket with potting mix, covering the seedling rootballs.
STEP 2 Use the knife to cut a second layer of planting slits, around the upper portion of the basket. Repeat the seedling planting process, as used in previous step.
STEP 3 Plant out the top of the basket with more seedlings, placing an upright grower in the centre and trailing plants around the outer edges of the basket.
STEP 4 Fill in all remaining gaps with potting mix, pressing it down gently to ensure there are no air pockets. Sprinkle a little slow-release fertiliser over the soil surface and water thoroughly. Allow the basket to drain before hanging it up.