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Growing herbs

Posted by Tanya Wood on

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

Posted by Tanya Wood on

Video: Planting your window box

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Your free gift - Flower mix

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Your free gift - Flower mix

This month, plant with abandon with a free flowering mix of seeds, free with every Bay and Box order! The mix is specially made for window boxes and includes: Alyssum Eschscholtzia Petunia  Portulacca Aster dwarf Dianthus Iberis (white candytuft) Mesembryanthemum Calendula Fiesta gitana To plant, simply: Put your compost in the window box Add some water and create a small trench running the length of the window box  Sprinkle a few seeds down this tunnel, cover with compost and pat down Watch your plants grow! Take photos of your completed Bay and Box window box with either our seeds or your...

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