How to use Easy Fill Hanging Baskets
Easy Fill Hanging baskets are excellent for adding colour and texture to entrance ways, verandas, walls and pergolas. Traditionally hanging baskets are the domain of decorative flowers, however can also be a space saving solution for a funky herb garden or even a strawberry patch.
Specially designed for use by professional growers, these truly amazing Easy Fill Hanging Baskets are now available for home gardeners so you too can grow the most incredible displays. Their unique construction allows you to plant from the outside in, passing each plant through pre-formed apertures without any root damage whatsoever. Once in place, you simply slip a lattice Gate in to position and it will hold the plant with the roots inside and the leaves and flowers outside in both cases perfectly unharmed by the process!
Unlike regular baskets with plastic liners, the Easy Fill Hanging Basket allows the roots of your plants to breathe and ensures each has enough space to reach its full potential. Once fully planted - top, sides and bottom, the visual impact is immediate, stunning and long lasting Easy Fill baskets really are the last baskets you will ever need to buy - re-use them year after year, and get Professional results every time!
During summer, position your Easy Fill baskets where they get morning sun, but are shaded from the heat of the afternoon sun. Make sure the bracket or hook is strong enough (and well secured) to hold the weight of the full basket.
It is quick and easy to use your Venetian Easy Fill Hanging Baskets.
In under 5 minutes they are ready to hang and you can watch as these magnificent baskets come to life and turn into a beautiful and colourful display.
With the Easy Fill Hanging Baskets there is no need for guess work or cutting holes. They have inbuilt holes for each plant to slot into and the grates fit over the plant without damaging the roots. This completely takes the hassle out of planting out your hanging baskets and ensures they will flourish exactly how you want them to.
See how easy and simple it is to plant out your baskets...
The following instructions are perfect for the Hanging Baskets as well as the Wall Baskets.
1. Place you hanging basket on a flat surface. Start by clicking out all of the planter gates, These should click out easily. At the bottom of the basket there is a small reservoir, sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of water retaining crystals or gel and reservoir with compost.
2.simply feed the plant through from the outside-in, so that the start of growth is on the outside of the planting hole. Repeat this for each of the planting holes on the bottom layer (4 in total).
3. Now using the gates, pleace the rounded curve around the plant and click back into place. The lattice work on the gates allows for the plant to breathe and protects from the wind. The first layer is now complete.
4. Simply place another layer of compost/soil to fill to the next layer, you can sprinkle more water retaining crystals again too. Then simply repeat steps 2 and 3 for the next 8 plants.
5. Fill the hanging basket with compost/soil and create a dome-like effect at the centre top. Doing this creates a great volume for the plants to grow and flourish.Plant 4 plants around the edges of the top, it is best to plant in between where the hooks will sit so as to ensure they do not catch on the chain. Place one last plant at the centre top. You basket is now ready to hang. After your basket is hung, water it lightly to start until active root growth is achieved.
What to Plant in the Easy Fill Hanging Baskets:
Make sure your garden is looking good for spring, summer and beyond. These four 14-inch Easy Fill Hanging Baskets boast 'lattice-gated' planting holes that take the guesswork out of how and where to plant - and, critically, allow you to plant from the 'outside in', so there'll be no crushing or 'mushing' of roots; and no tearing or bruising of leaves.
- sweet pea
- trailing ivy
- dwarf conifers
We recommend planting trailing varieties on the top of the basket and upright growing plants along the bottom. The upright plants will grow through the trailing plants creating a beautiful and luscious display.