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Euphorbia, coleus and bidens window box


In this cool bouquet for a gloomy spot, we combine lime-leaved coleus and silver-edged tulbaghia with euphorbia and golden bidens, both of which will keep on blooming whatever the weather. It's ideal for a shady window-ledge, steps or a low wall, as it needs only a few hours of sun a day to maintain its lush and flowery look.

For added drama, try substituting the variegated tulbaghia with black lilyturf, Ophiopogon nigrescens.

Plant it: May - June
At its best: June - October
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:

Planting up the window box


Position the window box where you want it, place a layer of crocks at the bottom, then three-quarters fill with compost. Arrange the plants, firm well and top up with compost, then water well.

Our tip

Plant this container generously for instant impact, but be prepared to remove some plants or trim them as they grow to give them enough room.

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audrey23 24/11/2011 at 15:28

This planter looks great and it's definately one that I'm gonna give a good go at doing. I'd like to hope that it'll turn out just as good as this picture......fingers crossed.