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Hanging baskets for shade

Discussion in 'Container Gardening' started by Jack Sparrow, May 10, 2018.

  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Total Gardener

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    These baskets measure 16" across. The only time they will get the sun is late evening in the summer. For the rest of the year the sun isn't high enough to clear the house. What can I plant in them? Do I stick to a block of the same or mix and match? I'm not sure where to start. I will also have some hanging baskets in full sun but I will deal with that another day.

    Thanks

    G.
     
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    • HarryS

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      For a shady basket , a reliable choice is trailing Begonias. Most GC's will have the Illumination variety around now. Trailing Fuchsias works as well , lots and lots of choice of varieties :blue thumb:
       
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      • Marley Farley

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        What about some of suggested trailing plants or a creeping Jenny and then a painted fern in each as well..:scratch:
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          Fuchsias really appreciate shade - they`d also appreciate watering crystals in the compost. :)
           
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            sun patiens, impatiens too :) but they are useless to wildlife so I'd go with fuchsias
             
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            • Gail_68

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              Tetters I used to pay for large hanging baskets with Fuchsias in and the sun here had use to keep killing them..that's why I buy false ones now :sad:
               
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              @Jack Sparrow your shed looks nicely done mate and when you've done your hanging baskets it will look smart :love30:
               
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                White sunpatiens there for me Gary. One plant per basket is enough for a display lasting well into autumn. White in shade is eye catching :)
                 
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