“ Brand: Poundland / Type: Hanging Basket „
I love to fill my garden up with summer flowering plants and every year will have at least eight pots on the go and three hanging baskets, one at the back of the house and two at the front either side of the porch. I used to keep the hanging baskets from one year to the next but found that they always looked a bit used and worn when I went to get them out even ones which I had paid a bit more for. Also at the beginning of this year we got rid of our shed as it was just accumulating rubbish mainly and a few deck chairs and some gardening equipment. We took a lot of things to the tip including all the baskets which I had stored in there so had to buy new ones this Spring.
I quite often go to Poundland as there is one near to where I work and saw these in a light straw colour and thought it was so different from anything I had had before. I have usually gone for the more traditional round shape with the three chains. This pyramid shape goes into four corners at the top and has a chain from each corner and a sturdy hook at the top. I think it looks quite rustic as it is sort of a weave look going around the sides with a vertical straw which looks as though it is tying it together.
There is a plastic liner inside the planter which I was not sure how strong it was but it seemed strong enough. I filled the planters with multi purpose compost and then placed multi colour labelia around the sides and planted a geranium and a bizzy lizzy in the centre which were all pinks and reds - I do like to colour co-ordinate my baskets! I agree that there is not so much room as I am used to in the round basket but am happy with the amount of flowers I was able to get in there without it being too crowded.
I think this basket will appeal to anyone who wants something a little bit different and is far more modern and funky than the traditional round ones. I am not sure how long they will last but I will throw them away at the end of the season when the flowers have all died, as I no longer have anywhere to keep them and also for the small price of £1 I can treat myself to new ones next year without feeling guilty.
WHAT IS IT?
A hanging basket that is a triangle in shape instead of round.
I like the design of this basket and think it looks very interesting because of the shape. It comes with a metal chain and a loop so that you can hang it up straightaway and haven't got to do any work apart from putting the plants in. When I bought mine at the start of the summer there was 3 different ones, mine is seagrass and it is brown but with a little bit of a green tone.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with my pyramid shape hanging basket but my husband does not like that the planting area is not so big as in the round baskets. They are longer though and I think that is good because it will give the roots of my plants room to grow down.
The basket has got a thin plastic lining and it is attached to the basket firmly. I do not think that it will rip or fall apart from the basket, the weight of the compost holds the lining down and I am glad for that because when I bought the basket I thought that the lining looked very weak but it isn't. The chain is strong also and I do not think that it will break even though my hanging baskets are full and heavy.
I have planted pansies only in mine because I like those flowers. I have used one to plant mint and basil in because I use those very often and I like to grow my own when I can.
I bought my pyramid shaped hanging baskets from Poundland but I have seen them in many other shops and they are always about the same price.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Last summer, we bought a wooden swing while visiting the RHS garden in Wisley. When we bought the swing, it was on a very nice display with two flower baskets hanging on each side. Unfortunately, the hanging baskets were not included in the price of the swing. However, it gave a nice idea of how to decorate the swing. Therefore, when I saw these pyramid hanging baskets in poundland, I thought it would be a good idea to purchase two of these for my swing.
Since they are produced and retailed by Poundland, each hanging basket costs £1.00. Personally, I think it is a very good price. The quality is not the best, of course, considering they only cost a quid each but they are pretty sturdy for what they are worth. The ones I bought look just like the picture shown above. Its shape is upside down pyramid, and the metal chain is connected via hooks from the four corners for easy hanging. The material of the basket is woven straw and the interior is covered with plastic for durability.
I bought two of these baskets and filled it with assorted begonia, the ready planted ones bought from the garden centre. I couldn't really grow a plant or flowers, and I am quite forgetful in looking after them. It is quite easy to put the begonias in the hanging basket. I hang the baskets first and put the flowers in later with the compost.
Throughout the last summer, I left the baskets hanging on the sides of the swing and it looked very lovely. The summer didn't last very long, as per British tradition, but it was nice to sit on the swing and relax while the sun was out. When the rain comes along with the cold, my parents decided to take the baskets in the garage since no one bothers going outside anyway. So about two weeks ago, we decided to re-hang the baskets; filled with petunias this time. The baskets are looking a bit worn but the overall structural integrity is still quite good as a swing accessories. I reckon we'll probably have to replace these baskets after this summer (if it lasts the whole summer at all).
Overall, for what they are worth, these hanging baskets make a nice accessory for home gardens. If they break apart, they are only worth £1.00, so there will be no big losses anyway.
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~*~*~ Poundland Pyramid Hanging Basket ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a square cone shaped hanging basket, there are two varieties available -
They have a plastic lining on the inside.
~ Price & Availability ~
Once again - Poundland - £1.
I do think these are a brilliant bargain, I have seen these priced at a lot more in garden centers.
~ Why did I buy it? ~
If you have read my previous review on the Butterfly Hanging Basket Bracket you will know that I bought two of those brackets, of course I needed something to hang from the brackets and that is why I bought these.
They were to be placed in the bottom part of my garden where it was quite dull and boring, it doesn't get much sunlight either so I couldn't go placing pots of plants everywhere, oh, and if I did do that I would expect that my dog would probably destroy them! Having hanging baskets is a great way to introduce some flowers into the garden, even if in my case those flowers are artificial.
~ The baskets ~
I bought the lighter seagrass baskets as I wanted to keep it quite light and neutral, the baskets are shaped like a square cone or pyramid, at the top open end you will find four chains coming from each corner which then meet in the middle and are connected by a large hook. The baskets look really well made and look a lot more expensive than £1.
The baskets have a plastic lining which keeps the soil from falling through the gaps in the material used to make them - Natural seagrass.
In my baskets I have filled them with soil and then added an array of artificial flowers as I don't think real flowers would last very long in such a shaded area.
I have then hung these from a black bracket that is adorned with a butterfly.
The baskets are a decent size and look modern and attractive.
I have bought these in the past when we lived in our old home and the two baskets lasted about two maybe three years before they started to look a little tatty. I think the reason this happened is because they were placed at the front of the house, either side of my kitchen window and the wind would catch them and knock them about, my hubby did in the end cable tie them to the bracket and this stopped them being blown off, in the end someone pinched them when we were on holiday! I don't know why as by this time there was only the tiniest bit of earth left in the bottom of them!
I found them easy to fill and they do look really attractive. I think I may buy the darker ones for the top of the garden on the back wall!
They are a bargain for £1 and at that price there is no harm in replacing them every two years or so. They don't beat my grandmothers hanging baskets as they always have looked amazing, my gran buys the old metal baskets, lines them, and filled them with loads of flowers that trail over the edges and look amazing.
These pyramid ones are more minimalist looking but they do look good.
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Poundland Pyramid Hanging Basket
So, my other half and his mum are huge gardeners and always love finding a bargain so they can carry on with their hobby. So when I spotted this in PoundLand I was ecstatic. It looks nice, it seems durable and it's only a pound?! Too good to be true, and it was!
I can't take that away from them, it does look lovely and although the colour isn't very exciting it just sits nicely in the corner of the garden and doesn't need to be that colourful because of the plants growing inside. It looks nice and that was one of the things that attracted me to it.
It comes with:
Like most hanging baskets it comes with a chain and a hook to hang it from anywhere really in the garden. Not important really but I though I should mention it!
For the first few months it was fine and looked really nice, complimenting the garden and so on. But then unfortunately, it started to just fall apart. The straw came loose and it ended up looking a real mess! In the end I had no choice but to throw it away really because it looked like it was a hand me down brought years ago! I was disappointed to say the least because it did look nice but then, like I said in the title, you get what you pay for!
Would I recommend Poundland Pyramid Hanging Basket? Nope!
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I really can not believe the cold turn in the weather, it has been hard to find time between the showers to do bits in the garden. I really want all gardening work done so if we do get a nice summer I can sit back and enjoy!
Poundland - Pyramid Hanging Baskets:
'Unique shaped pyramid hanging basket in light coloured straw outer. Includes hanging chain and hook'
Personally I have found this year the Pound shops and 99p shops seem to have an excellent selection in for the garden. I have purchased a lot of items from there now just to jazz up my garden a little without having to pay out loads of money. One of the best parts is that they look more expensive than that I paid!
I purchased two of these hanging baskets so I could have one either side of the sliding front door at the side of my house. I didn't want any thing huge so these were just the right size for me. What attracted me to them was there shape, they wasn't the traditional round baskets you normally see.
As I have gone for a lighter tone of colours down the side of the house the beach colour on either really fit in perfectly. Being a simple colour I should imagine they will suit most gardens colour wise, plus being plainer it will help the flowers stand out more when then blossom.
These baskets are an upside down pyramid shape and have been fully lined to so you have extra protection within the basket. Each corner has a thick chain which all comes to together as one at the top with a solid hook at the end.
The feel of the basket is a little rough but not like you shall be holding it! It has a weaved straw like effect which I think is really neat and fresh looking for the garden.
When putting my plants in I did have to do this while I hung the baskets due to its shape it will not stand up like a round one. I filled the basket with compost first then added my plants I chose sweet pea and I love the way it trails when growing and the stunning colours. Then for the middle I chose a geranium as the think the colours match well to the sweet pea.
I found the basket very sturdy to work with and feel it will last be a good while yet. I am certainly very happy with my purchase and can not wait for the flowers to get bigger and blossom.
Price and Availability:
I purchased mine from Poundland and costing, yep just £1.00! You can also find these in the 99p shop too.
I am really pleased with my purchase and love the way they look, for just £1.00 I think this is amazing value for money. Looks neat, hard-wearing and cheap!
Five out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.