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Homework this week is to make a 'hanging basket' out of a small margarine tub. WTF?

(8 Posts)
sandyballs Wed 22-Jun-11 13:05:47

I really need inspiration here. I'm not picturing it all. They have to decorate the outside, fill it with earth and flowers and add rope/ribbon or something. It's too small surely?

Give me maths and english any day.

mollymole Wed 22-Jun-11 13:06:19

sounds simple to me

WhipMeIndiana Wed 22-Jun-11 13:07:18

its a mini hanging basket. youve described what you need to do!

mrsjohnsimm Wed 22-Jun-11 13:08:48

It does seem a bit shallow. TBH I'd go to the garden centre and ask for advice on something that looks pretty but will grow happily in that depth of soil.

ruddynorah Wed 22-Jun-11 13:08:56

Erm that sounds simple. Which bit are you struggling with?

CMOTdibbler Wed 22-Jun-11 13:10:28

Yup, sounds simple to me. A bit of twine round it under the lip with 4 bits going up to hang it from, fill with compost, add some trailing lobelia, violas, and any other small flowers you fancy

SuePurblybilt Wed 22-Jun-11 13:13:11

You need those old Vitalite marg containers, they'd be bigger. Do they still make them I wonder?
If you can't be arsed to buy flowers, small clumps of daisies will transplant happily enough in that depth.
Don't forget a few holes for drainage - I do school gardening and am always amazed at the amount of water children can pour on one plant smile

SuePurblybilt Wed 22-Jun-11 13:13:51

And for decorating the outside - moss or twigs glued on. Easy peasy smile

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