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Ideas for window boxes


By hijuju


On our to do list for the garden .I am doing 3 window boxes,a small one, a medium one and a large one (window box that is) .Can anyone come up with some ideas in what i can plant in them for a colourful display.
Only while my hubby is in his woodworking mode i want him to make 2 more boxes for me (while the weather is fine).
At the moment my mind has gone blank in what flowers i could plant and will flower from June onwards.
(being stressed out at the moment is not helping me , hence why my mind has gone blank.)

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Hi Hijuju ~
I've just taken on a new GoYpedia page...
Window Boxes...
I'll add more to it as the days go by.

Sorry you are feeling stressed out..
.. I hope your pets are well. :o)

19 Jan, 2010


Hiju i made myself 2 Window Boxes in April 2008 for My Front House Windows !! I made a Blog on them & love filling them with Season Flowers every year :) Hope ul enjoy yours as much :)

19 Jan, 2010


Thanks for mentioning that blog, Jac.
I've added it to GoYpedia Window Boxes.

19 Jan, 2010


yw TT :) i think ul find a few pics iv posted of them 2 when iv re-plantted them :)

19 Jan, 2010


Thanks, Jac.
I found a couple of your photos of window boxes. :o)

19 Jan, 2010


ok i'll have a look

19 Jan, 2010


Pelargoniums, petunias, surfinias, begonias, lobelia, bacopa, anagallis, the list goes on - try looking at the Dobie's and Mr Fothergill websites - they sell plug plants of lots of different summer-flowering plants suitable for window boxes. I'd also recommend a few foliage trailers such as Dichondra. They 'set' the flowers off well.

Have fun choosing!

19 Jan, 2010


Thanks Spritzhenry.
But i think i will keep to seeds .I had a very bad problem with plug plants a few years back from a certain major seed firm , dont worry it wasnt the 2 you mentioned.By the time the plug plants got to me they were dead . so it put me of slightly using them again.But i will definately try with some of the names you have suggested

19 Jan, 2010


Sorry - I meant that you could get ideas of what to grow from their huge number of different ones. The list I posted was just off the top of my head. I think you can buy seeds of all of the ones I mentioned. :-)

I reckon I can guess which company it was! I stopped using them several years ago after bad experiences. :-((

19 Jan, 2010


you can try a pebbal window box, praps wiht ornamant, hten it look good all yeer round

19 Jan, 2010

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