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Friday, 22 August 2008

Pretty in Pink Flower Box

This lovely frothy pink planting is a simple combination of pink nemesia and pink pelargoniums.

Lime and Blue cottage style window box

A lovely mixed planting mixing foliage and flower... The pale off white Nicotiana 'Limegreen' at the back of the composition balances the lime foliage of Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight' and the pale trailing petunia at the front. Bright blue violas draw the eye to the centre of the composition, whilst pale blue marguerites, lilac nemesias and purple sage anchor the scheme.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Edible Window Box

You don't need to have a big garden in order to grow your own fresh herbs and vegetables - a windowbox will do!

Most peoples priorities are for herbs and salad - although you can grow all sorts of things, from aubergines, to tomatoes, to sugar snaps - even those great short carrots (parmex etc)

Here is a cut and come again salad mix growing in a windowbox on the office balcony. At the moment, we are growing baby pak choi leaves, spinach, mizuna and land cress. There are also a few baby leeks in there - which I like to use in salads a bit like spring onions.

We also have a few windowboxes of herbs - chives, sage, thyme etc... Here we've added a few annual red salvias to brighten up the planting, along with the evergreen Heuchera 'Palace Purple'. Just beginining to trail over the front are some great double red petunias which are going to look fantastic against the black terrazzo planter - and should start flowering just as the salvias begin to fade.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Copper Window Box Planting

Here are a couple of ideas I planted up this spring...

don't the colours look gorgeous against the colour of our copper windowbox

COPPER WINDOW BOX planted with:
maroon Pelargonium , Cyclamen coum and a variegated trailing ivy

Why not try with Pelagonium 'Lord Bute' or 'Tornado'