Following my hanging baskets tips, I've put together a selection of plants to give your displays real impact.
Begonia Apricot Shades: This variety of trailing begonia is an absolute cracker! It delivers three times the number of flowers than normal begonias do, and the blooms are incredibly beautiful with shades of yellow, orange and gold. This plant is easy to grow because you don't have to dead-head the flowers.
Rosebud Trailing Geraniums: As easy to grow as ordinary geraniums, this variety produces really exquisite flowers that look like miniature roses and open up into clusters of flowers. Absolutely mouth-watering!
Giant Flowered Fuchsias: Like normal trailing fuchsias, you can grow these giant flowered fuchsias in sun or shade, pots or baskets. The difference is they produce stunning flowers up to 10cm (4") across, great for extra impact and extra beauty!
Looking to brighten up your borders?
One of my favourite plants for borders is Cosmos. It's covered in beautiful daisy like flowers in whites, pinks and rose reds with golden centres, and it flowers and flowers all summer long – making it a cottage garden favourite. Not only does it look beautiful, it spreads out so much (about 15") that it smothers out the weeds, effectively doing two jobs at once!