Gardening Tips-Hanging Baskets you can turn with this simple idea.

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three chain hanging basket.

three chain hanging basket.

 

Hanging baskets are usually suspended on either three same-length  linked chains or on clip on rods and hung from projecting brackets but you are then stuck with just two directions you can orientate them by hooking them up one way or the other, hook left or hook right. If you basket flowers are equally balanced fine , but , in this example,  that gave me the idea , what if the best bits aren’t facing the way you’d like?

hanging basket problem

This one may need additional trailing plants added later but this trailing white flower survived the winter but i want it facing front!

 

There is a simple way to enable you  to gently turn the basket  and it remain orientated the way you want it using a simple ” swivel trigger ”  key ring clip like this .

with a swivelling loop at onme end and a " trigger" clip on the other you can see how it can be useful and not just for keys !

with a swivelling loop at one end and a ” trigger” clip on the other you can see how it can be useful and not just for keys !

simply put the hanging hook through the closed loop and open the trigger  and clip it onto the bracket .  Just clipped on shouldn’t be a problem but you could use a sturdy key ring that will ring the bracket bar and which can then be clipped more securely.

 

The clip in place enabling you to gently rotate until it looks its best from the front and side.

The clip in place enabling you to gently rotate until it looks its best from the front and side.

Sorted ! That problem basket gently rotated so the trailing plant is central when looking at it face on not lop-sided!

hanging basket

 

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