How to Plant up Hanging Baskets
First remove the chain and balance the basket on a plant pot or bucket.
Fit your chosen liner and fill the basket with moist compost up to the point where you want to add the first layer of plants. A solid wall basket will need some broken crocks added for drainage before filling.
Force or cut a hole in the liner (some hanging basket liners already have pre-cut slits, or pre-formed pockets) and feed the roots of the trailing plants through from the outside so that the root ball lays firmly on the top of the compost and the leaves of the plant are on the outside of the basket.
Build up the rest of the basket with compost. Add upright plants to the centre of the basket. leaving about a 2.5cm space at the top to allow for watering. Water well and keep protected until the danger of frosts has passed.