A hanging basket bursting with Busy Lizzies, Lobelias or Pelargoniums always give front doors some visual appeal, while adding a splash of colour to shady gardens.
Or, harp back to the seventies and follow the latest summer trend of hanging plant holders indoors.
Take your pick from our round-up of the best hanging baskets
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Thought hanging plant holders in your home would never come back into fashion? How wrong you were. Channel your inner seventies star with a charming macramé hanging basket from trend conscious Urban Outfitters. Group them together to create a real talking point.
Iris Macrame Hanging planter, £25, Urban Outfitters.
Wall to wall
These unusual wall baskets are a great way of displaying plants both indoors and out. The versatile baskets can also be used for storage anywhere in the house.
Hanging Wall Baskets, £12, Monty's Vintage Shop
Add structure to your garden with these sleek terracotta hanging cones. They come with drainage holes and a hanging chain and are great for filling with ivy-leaved
plants, which will hide the basket as they grow downwards.
Large Terracotta Hanging Basket, £17.99, Waitrose
Let it shine
The copper trend isn't going anywhere and its warm, rosy appearance will add a little bit of luster to hanging baskets. Combine the metal of the moment with foliage for a contemporary look inside or out. Metallics are a great accent colour to enhance luscious greenery.
Copper Hanging Bowl Planter, £29.95, London Garden Company.
It's all white
With a delicate lace-effect pattern, fill these pretty white hanging baskets with plants that are of the same cultivar (it will look more impressive than having different sizes, shapes and colours).
Skurar Hanging Baskets, £4, Ikea
Got the blues
Blue and white is the perfect colourway double act and this weathered ceramic hanging basket will add a Mediterranean vibe to gardens or front porches. Try planting with trailing Iobella or Petunias to make a real statement and add a pop of colour.
Aged Ceramic Hanging Basket, £22, Not on the High Street
For inspiration on what to plant in your chosen design, check out our pick of the best hanging basket flowers.
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