How to Make Winter Hanging Baskets

Posted by Jess Flory on

DIY how to make winter hanging baskets

If your summer hanging baskets haven't died already, they probably will soon. But DON'T THROW THEM OUT, or neglect them to the bottom of your garden! Bring them back to life with a winter hanging basket arrangement!

But thats effort right? WRONG! It's so easy even I could do it!

Simply follow my step-by-step guide and have a beautiful arrangement to last you through winter!

1. Get your hanging basket.

Empty Hanging Basket

Mine was already lined with a coco liner but if yours isn't you can find lots of different liners at any garden store, pick one and off we go! Pierce a hole in the bottom of your liner to allow drainage and prevent the soil becoming too soggy over winter.

2. It's time for some compost!

Add compost to your basket

Using multipurpose compost, fill the basket about 1/3 full.

 3. Dig a small hole and plant your first plant!

These are the ones I chose...

Plants added - pansies, heather and ivy

There are a variety of hardy plants that will make it through the winter. For example:

For in the inside and outskirts of your hanging basket - the plants and flowers to use!

Taller standing plants for the centre such as Carex 'Frosted Curls', Heather, Ornamental grasses or Conifers! 

Hardy flowers for the outskirts such as Cyclamen, Violas, Pansies or Primroses!

    And a trailing plant for the outside such as the trailing Ivy.

    4. REPEAT

    Repeat until your basket is full!

    Keep planting all of your plants until your basket is full! 

    During winter your plants won't grow that much so feel free to pack as many as you can in there!  Some may lose leaves or even flowers at times so the more the better!

    5. Finally don't forget to water your hanging basket!

    Don't forget to water your plants!

     This fills any loose pockets of air in the soil and brings everything together.

    Once you've made your winter hanging baskets I want to see them! Send a photo or tag us! @florysonline. Alternatively leave us a comment and let us know plants what you've used!

    Tag us in your photos @florysonline or with #florysonline

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    2 comments


    • Hi I wasnt sure what to plant but now I’m going to have a go thank you for the information

      Anjie on

    • Thank so much for this, in going to give this a try this winter. I always put my dead hanging baskets away in the shed every year come autumn/winter. Your page has been bookmarked :)

      Leeni on

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