You Will Need
- 2 wire hanging baskets, with a hanging wire or chain
- coir to line the baskets (some baskets come with coir included)
- potting soil and compost
- a sheet of cardboard
- thin wire to fasten the two baskets together
- wire cutters
- sharp scissors
- a variety of lightweight water-wise plants
1 Line the two baskets with coir then fill them to the brim with a mixture of compost and potting soil.
2 Place the sheet of cardboard over one of the baskets then place it upside down on top of the other one. Gently ease the board out. Cut short pieces of wire and tie the two baskets securely together.
3 Use a pair of scissors to make holes in the coir where you want to place your plants. Make sure the holes are big enough to allow you to fix the plants in place without damaging the roots. Space the plants so that you create an attractive display.
4 Once all the plants are firmly in place, spray the ball thoroughly with a fine mist of water until it is soaked.
5 Hang your basket in your chosen spot.
Trifolium repens ‘Atropurpureum’ (a ground cover with beautiful variegated foliage that produces small white flowers)
Delosperma lydenburgensis (an indigenous sun-loving purple vygie)
Lotus berthelotii (a feathery plant with silvery foliage that bears clusters of bright orange flowers)
Delosperma asperulum (a wonderful sun-loving ground cover with silvery pink flowers),
Portulacaria afra (this porkbush develops an attractive mass of soft pink blooms on its dense crown of succulent leaves)
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