Compact tomatoes like 'Ponchi Re' and 'Ponchi Fa' are ideal for window boxes
"Behold, and bow to my awesomeness and witness the beauty of a [pounds sterling]5 (reduced as it was slightly soiled...no pun intended) AstroTurf doormat I cut into strips and placed in my window boxes
Lettuce, radishes, and small vegetables can be grown in window boxes
HANGING BASKETS Using pots, hanging baskets and window boxes
is a great way to create space.
1 This time of year is ideal for brightening up your front garden with window boxes
, hanging baskets, troughs and tubs planted with colourful bedding plants.
present limitations of the amount of space for root growth, moisture retention and plant height (we do not want plant growth to totally block the view to the outdoors), yet our desire is to enjoy an attractive season-long planting.
You can grow both upright and prostrate herbs in window boxes
but if you want an easy life, grow them in separate pots.
Hanging baskets, wall troughs and window boxes
can all make great homes for various veg, herbs and even some fruit.
IF YOU haven't had time to plant up your window boxes
for summer yet, now's the time to plan how to achieve the most dazzling effect.
Continue to water hanging baskets and window boxes
more than once a day in hot, dry weather Harvest fruit and vegetables when they are ripe Harvest culinary herbs to freeze or dry for winter use Disbud dahlias, as required Remove the growing tips from greenhouse tomatoes by the middle of the month, to encourage the fruit to develop rapidly Take the last crop of cuttings from pinks Pick off and destroy any fruits of early apples and plum trees showing signs of rot Plant new summer varieties of strawberries Collect and dry seeds of dill, fennel, chives and other herbs as they ripen.
But ordinary wooden boxes rot out in just a few years, and plastic window boxes
won't rot but don't look as nice as the traditional wood box.
"The beauty of window boxes
is that you can easily change their look and, at the same time, change the look of your house," says landscape architect Jonathan Plant of St.