GardenSeeker.Co.Uk Pruning Businesses Search Gardening Gifts
››  ›› ›› 

Winter flowers and Plants for Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes 

Winter need not be a dull period for garden colour. Window boxes and hanging baskets can be planted up with colourful Flowers and plants to fill the gap.

Hanging baskets normally take a bit of punishment in the winter owing to windswept situations on house walls, and – surprisingly – drying out after not being watered!

Windy conditions, such as we normally get in the winter, will dry the compost out almost as quickly as a hot summer day - and will give your flowers a bit of a bashing! Place the basket or window box in the most sheltered position - but with plenty of light. Try to avoid those places under a bay window overhang etc. 

Winter-Flowering Pansies to brighten up the dull days. One of the best flowers for long winter colour.

Winter Pansy flowersProviding that they are kept watered – and not waterlogged – then plants for winter colour in hanging baskets would include Winter Flowering Pansies, Polyanthus or primroses ( the polyanthus give a bit more height than primroses), ivies, and something like a winter cherry (Solanum) or Erica gracilis for the centre spot. There are many winter flowering heathers that you will be able to buy from the garden centre in small pots - easy to transplant into hanging baskets and window boxes - but DO take them out of their pots!

Underplant the plants with some crocus around the edges – or the miniature daffodil ‘Tete a Tete’ and you are sure of some colour through most of the winter with your hanging baskets – or window boxes.

Winter hanging baskets will not normally require feeding during the winter months, but check regularly for watering requirements.  

Once you are in the mood for providing a good show of flowers and plants for the hanging baskets and window boxes, you might like to try your hand with a container of winter evergreens.



Popular Gardening Sections

Card image cap

Learn - all aspects of lawn maintenance, how to build and maintain a pond, care and grow vegetables and fruit, fit for your table.

Card image cap

Identify Weeds in The Garden - How to deal with weeds. Diseases and Pest which harm your garden and plants, learn how to prevent, deter and erradicate your garden problems.

Garden Problems
Card image cap

Pruning Guide. Shrubs flower better with correct pruning. Many illustrations and examples of what to do - and when. Includes evergreens, roses, flowering shrubs, spring flowering shrubs and pruning for stem effect. This is our most viewed and comprehensive section,

Card image cap
Gardening Businesses

Gardening Businesses listed in the UK counties and USA states. County and State Listings of businesses involved in Garden supplies and services. If you wish to be added to the Directory, please send us your information. Having problems, use the search box

Card image cap

In this section you will learn about Gardening Basics, Containers, Landscaping, Propagation and Soil.


Copyright © GardenSeeker.Co.UK - 2000 - 2022

Advertising listing / Privacy Policy
Contact Us

| Protection Status