Moss lined, side planted hanging baskets are our speciality. We pride ourselves on our hand-crafted baskets which require time and skill to produce. Our standard moss basket is a 14-inch product, side planted with ornamental plants such as Fuschia, Surfinia, Temari, Biden, Nepeta, Becopa, Helycrysum and trailing Begonia; the top has a central taller growing plant such as Geranium or Fuschia. Through our experience we have found this planting pattern produces a full, colourful basket which customers are overjoyed with.
The process of producing a basket can be seen here:
1) A basket is selected, checking first that there are no imperfections on the framework.
Moss, which has been pre-sorted by hand to ensure only the best quality is used, is soaked before being layered across the bottom of the basket to create a base.
2) The base is then filled with our professional compost mixed with feed, and the first layer of plants are placed equally around the basket ring. Great care is taken to ensure the plants are not damaged as they are young and delicate at this stage.
3) Following the first layer of side plants, moss is then carefully packed around each individual plant and layered up the side. Larger baskets can have several layers of plants and it is important to ensure the plants are firmly planted.
4) As the plants are layered up the side of the basket, compost is added and the moss continued up the side. On reaching the top a thick layer of moss is used to create a soft edge to avoid plants being damaged by the wire rim.
5) The top plants are planted, taking care to avoid the root balls of the side plants, and ensuring everything is equally spaced. This creates a professional looking display which once watered in and carefully nurtured in the greenhouse will mature into a fantastic display.
We have hanging baskets for everyone; 14, 16 and 18-inch moss baskets, smaller 12-inch plastic baskets and top planted rattan. Enjoy looking at a few of our selection below, more of which can be found in our shop.
Mixed planted Biden, Tamari, Surfinia, Geranium, Lobilia and