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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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Summer planting

Posted by Tanya Wood on

Summer planting

Confused about what to plant now in preparation for winter? One good idea is to use bright orange or yellow chrysanthemums to set your window box alight come autumn! Plant the window box in late-summer using a compost that retains moisture.Select bushy plants with plenty of buds and put the window box in a shaded spot, watering to keep the compost moist.  As these are perennial plants, they will provide a spectacular temporary display. Transfer from the window box to the garden after flowering.

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Festival season

Posted by Tanya Wood on

Festival season

Wow, it's certainly been a busy few weeks here at Bay and Box HQ! Alongside some fantastic coverage in Stylist magazine, the Sunday Times and Wandsworth magazine, we have run competitions with The English Garden magazine and Gardeners' World online. In addition, we were also delighted to be part of the Old York Road Street Festival on 5 June. Luckily the sun came out just in time and there was a great atmosphere. The Bay and Box stall even got a visit from the Mayor of Wandsworth! Next up is the Northcote Summer Fete on Sunday 10 July - please...

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Staying out for the summer

Posted by Tanya Wood on

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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