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Old 11-11-2005, 02:07 PM
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Hi,
Any ideas for 'unusual' plants that would grow happily in a winter hanging
basket? Please don't include ivy or pansies in your suggestions. As the
basket will be hung under an archway, it will not be subject to a covering
of snow - I hope!!

TIA,
John Hammer



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Old 11-11-2005, 02:36 PM
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John Hammer wrote:
Hi,
Any ideas for 'unusual' plants that would grow happily in a winter hanging
basket? Please don't include ivy or pansies in your suggestions. As the
basket will be hung under an archway, it will not be subject to a covering
of snow - I hope!!


I've made a winter pot with a little pieris, a yellow euonymous, a hebe
franciscana and a skimmia. But first, underneath I put 4 white hyacinth
bulbs for some variety in 2/3 months time. Hope that gives you some
ideas.

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Old 12-11-2005, 01:47 PM
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Thank you for your reply, I find your plant selection very interesting
indeed. However, perhaps your chosen plants are more suitable for your pot
than my not too large hanging basket. I have a yellow leaved Euonymous,
Microphylla Pulchella syn 'Aurea' growing in my front garden, three years
old now and looking good. I understand that most Hebes are quite vigorous,
H. variegata less so, and there is Skimmia reevesiana, ideal for a tub or
pot. I hadn't thought of hyacinths in a hanging basket, particularly a white
flowering variety. I'm off to my local garden centre on Monday!

John Hammer
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"La puce" wrote:.

I've made a winter pot with a little pieris, a yellow euonymous, a hebe
franciscana and a skimmia. But first, underneath I put 4 white hyacinth
bulbs for some variety in 2/3 months time. Hope that gives you some
ideas.



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Old 12-11-2005, 03:46 PM
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On 12/11/05 13:47, in article ,
"John Hammer" wrote:

Thank you for your reply, I find your plant selection very interesting
indeed. However, perhaps your chosen plants are more suitable for your pot
than my not too large hanging basket. I have a yellow leaved Euonymous,
Microphylla Pulchella syn 'Aurea' growing in my front garden, three years
old now and looking good. I understand that most Hebes are quite vigorous,
H. variegata less so, and there is Skimmia reevesiana, ideal for a tub or
pot. I hadn't thought of hyacinths in a hanging basket, particularly a white
flowering variety. I'm off to my local garden centre on Monday!


What about Primulas and Muscari?
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