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Cabbage patch

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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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Staying out for the summer

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Staying out for the summer

Well, we are certainly melting in the London spring/summer heat this weekend! Hotter then Ibiza apparently! So what better time then to turn our attention to summer proper and the best choices for your Bay and Box window boxes. If you are looking for plants that will stay out for the duration, the longest lasting flowing plants are impatiens (busy lizzies) and geraniums. There are plenty of varieties available with both of these choices, depending on the look you want to go for. For example, the ivy-leaved trailing geraniums give a more Mediterranean look than the more formal looking ones....

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Growing herbs

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Growing herbs

Looking beyond flowers and plants, of course you can also create a herb garden using your Bay and Box window box. Chives, mint, parsley, sage and lots of others work really well either as a complete window box or mixed in with other plants. In particular, sage, with its soft leaves is excellent planted in with flowering plants and comes in a variety of colours. To plant your herbs, make sure the box you are using has drainage holes. Bay and Box window boxes come with two drainage holes as standard.  Use a well-drained compost and keep it moist, watering...

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Your free gift - Nasturtium Cherry Rose

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Your free gift - Nasturtium Cherry Rose

This month, we're stepping into the light with a burst of spectacular colour courtesy of Nasturtium Cherry Rose seeds, free with every Bay and Box order! A hardy annual, these seeds live in full sunlight and are even fully edible, the older leaves providing a peppery taste and the flowers sweet and spicy, perfect for salads or even this fishcake recipe. To plant, simply: Select a 'poor,' unfertilized soil for your window box - they flower well on poor, hungry soil and withstand fairly dry conditions. Sow your seeds in your window box around 1.5cm deep and space them around...

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Video: Planting your window box

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Video: Planting your window box

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