Winter Hanging Baskets with Spring Bulbs now available

Our greenhouse is now open to the public and we have many Winter Hanging Baskets for sale!

The nights are getting longer and the days are getting colder! There have been a few touches of frost recently too.

If your Summer Hanging Basket is towards the end of its life why not replace it with one of our colorful, Winter Hanging Basket? We have many Winter hanging Baskets for sale with multiple designs available to choose from and all of them include Spring bulbs which will add a final burst of colour to your garden before the Summer Hanging Baskets are available.

Don’t forget: you can replant the bulbs in your garden for next year. We also offer a £1 discount from your next hanging basket per empty hanging basket returned to us as long as it is in good condition and was bought from the farm.

Taking care of your Winter Hanging Basket

Winter Hanging Baskets are much easier to look after because the winter months are generally a lot wetter, therefore watering doesn’t need to be as frequent.

Our hanging baskets contain a high dose of slow release fertiliser, making them as easy as possible to maintain.

Just water when the soil is dry and dead head to encourage further flowering is a good idea but not essential. Watch out for discolored leaves which could mean fungal disease due to the cold, wet weather. If you notice anything please spray with an appropriate fungicide from a DIY shop.

If you have any concerns or need advice I would be happy to help. You can contact me via Facebook or our website.

New for 2018

As well as having many Winter Hanging Baskets for sale we also create other products too. Our new team member Matt has been busy building Troughs/ Planters for our customers. So far they have proven very popular. Some of the designs match our hanging baskets. We can also build them up while you wait so you can let us know what you would like in them.

We have added a few new varieties of plants to some of our designs.

One exciting addition is trailing pansy ‘Cool Wave’. These beautiful Pansies offer light, delicate colours to the designs and have capabilities of trailing up to two feet!

Another new variety is ‘Pansy- Matrix’. These stunning pansies are relatively new but have proven very trendy in the UK. We are using 4 of the colours in some of our designs. Here are a few pictures:

Pansy- Matrix ‘Red Blotch’
‘Red Blotch’
Cantosa Farm Pansy Matrix Sunrise 2018
‘Sunrise’
Pansy- Matrix 'Sangria'
‘Sangria’
Pansy- Matrix ‘Solar Flare’
‘Solar Flare’

Prices

Winter Hanging Baskets with Spring Bulbs

12″ Rattan £12.99

14″ Rattan £16.99

16″ Rattan £21.99

Trough/ Planters

£10 each

Pictures of our Winter Hanging Baskets this year

Here are a few pictures of some of this year’s designs:

Winter Hanging Baskets 2018 Cantosa Farm
14″ Winter Hanging Basket with Spring Bulbs 16.99
Cantosa Farm 14" Winter Hanging Basket 2018
16″ Winter Hanging Basket with Spring Bulbs 21.99
Winter Hanging Baskets 2018 Cantosa Farm
14″ Winter Hanging Basket with Spring Bulbs 16.99
Winter Hanging Basket 2018 Cantosa Farm
16″ Winter Hanging Basket with Spring Bulbs 21.99

We are open for Pre-Planted Hanging Baskets, Containers and Bedding Plant Sales!

Pre-Planted Hanging Baskets and Bedding Plants for sale at our farm in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

Pre-Planted Hanging Baskets and Bedding Plants for sale

Pre-Planted Hanging Baskets
12″ Rattan £12.99
12″ Banana Leaf & Maize £14.99
14″ Rattan £17.99
14″ Black Grass & Coco Leaf £19.99
16″ Appleby £24.99
16″ Double Layered Wire £34.99
18″ Double Layered Wire £39.99
20″ Double Layered Wire £49.99

Pre-planted Hanging Baskets in our greenhouseBedding Plants
6 pack £3
Medium Pots £1.25
Large Pots £2

Bedding Plants for Sale

Planters
From £20-£35

Pre-Planted Containers for sale

Shrubs
£14.99

Shrubs for sale

& much more

Update from the farm- April 2018

Cantosa Farm Cornflower 2018

Dear friends,
With less than a month until opening, I thought I would share a few pictures and an update from the farm and our greenhouse. So far everything seems to be running on time. Our Petunias/ Surfinias, Geraniums and Begonias are already starting to bloom.
There are many new exciting additions to our range this year including: Half Wall Baskets, annuals, an extended range of bedding plants, an extended range of pots and planters, hanging baskets up to size 20″ (some double layered) and much, much more. Continue reading “Update from the farm- April 2018”

Seedlings time-lapse video and the science behind germination

seed germination time lapse video

Here at Cantosa Farm, we think plants and seeds are amazing. We decided to produce a seed germination time lapse video. We set up a time-lapse camera in our greenhouse to see what happens in the first few days of germination. When we cut the night time out of our first video we discovered that a lot goes on at night so we decided to redo our video with a light during the night hours. The video was shot over a 72 hour period in late February 2018. It follows the seedling in the middle of the picture but also reveals what happens to the leaves in the surrounding seedlings during the day/night sequence. We think it is pretty fascinating!

Continue reading “Seedlings time-lapse video and the science behind germination”