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Cabbage patch

Posted by Tanya Wood on

Cabbage patch

For something a bit different, you can try planting ornamental cabbages in your window box, along with some white or pale pink pansies for a cool, smart look for autumn. Plant your window box in late summer using a compost that retains moisture. Keep watering and remove the flowers of the pansies as they fade to encourage more growth. Replacing the cabbages and pansies will extend your window box display through the autumn to the spring.

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Top five tips for planting your window box

Posted by Tanya Wood on

Top five tips for planting your window box

1. Ensure your window box has good drainage holes. Our range of window boxes come with two drainage holes as standard.2. Use good compost. For tips on what type of compost to use in your window box, click here.3. Fill the bottom of your window box with pebbles or broken terracotta pots to assist drainage.4. Ensure you water your window box regularly and the right amount - if the compost is slightly moist just below the surface, you've got it!5. Once your plants and flowers are established, give them a boost with some liquid fertiliser. See our video for some more...

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What type of compost should I use in my window box?

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What type of compost should I use in my window box?

The type of compost you use in your window box is vital to the success or failure of your plants. Which type you choose will depend on whether you are planning a permanent or temporary display of plants or flowers. Soil-based composts are best for permanent plants, such as rhododendrons and heathers, as they are heavy and free-draining. As a result, the nutrients are released slowly and they last for a last long. On the other hand, soil-less composts are great for temporary window box plant displays as they are light and decrease in volume quickly. This means you have...

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