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Timber Window Box sitting on metal brackets

With timber, copper, PVC and wrought iron window boxes all available these popular planters come to the fore in spring. Lots of easy to intall designs are available for sale that will easily sit on a balcony rail, and of course, you can always look for a 'made to measure' window box for a neat and permanent installation.

Window boxes or window planter boxes for flowers have been a favourite in Europe for centuries, used mainly for creating great displays of flowers in spring and summer ideas for window boxes and planters are available in a range of designs and plans.

Brackets are used to secure window boxes and self watering window boxes are now available for sale from online suppliers. A wide range of Flowers and plants are available for window boxes Materials used for window boxes include timber, iron, aluminium, terra cotta and the popular lightweight resin window boxes.

Plants for a window box

Classic Window Box Design
Some plants just grow more easily in window boxes than others, some of the best we have found include :
  • Sedge
  • Succulents
  • Tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs
  • Verbena
  • Geraniums
  • Heuchera
  • Petunia
  • Ivy
  • Nasturtium
  • Cyclamen
  • Ferns
  • Skimmia japonica
  • Low growing salvias
  • Vinca minor
  • Dwarf fuchsias
  • Sedum

Edible plants such as

And a few edible plants also seem to thrive in window boxes, so why not consider
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary