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Carol Klein demonstrates how to plant culinary herbs in a window box, with tips on what to plant, drainage, and companion plants to keep garden pests at bay.springMore advice on growing herbsPicking herbsCreating a fragrant herb hanging basketGrowing
for using in table decorations.Combine them with bay leaves and bunches of box, to make festive table decorations. They make an attractive display, set off perfectly with old terracotta pots.Old terracotta pots (15cm)Oasis blocksBay - Laurus nobilisBox
This box pyramid container display with red lights and a skirt of red pansies has all the colours of Christmas. Tendrils of the mattress vine weave in and out to create a wreath-like effect around the base.November - DecemberWinter30 minutes
The perfect symmetry of these two formal Christmas planters makes a rather grand frame for your front door. The box cones and lead planters might be a little costly, but you'll have them for life once you've made the initial investment. The display
The dark-green window box and richly coloured plants make a sensational combination. The red scabious takes centre stage, rising above a platform of dark heucherella foliage. March - JulyMay - September20 minutesScabious, Scabiosa atropurpurea
Foliage plays a central role in this window box, which means it looks good even before the citrus-coloured tulips and primroses burst into bloom in spring, adding a zesty splash of colour to your window ledge. September - OctoberFebruary - March20
and pansies.Primula container.Woodland plant container.Window box of hair grass, thyme, curry plants and pansies.Spring window box.
appears to be a change in its foodplant preference from the very restricted box tree to hawthorn, apple, honeysuckle and others. We've got a rather straggling honeysuckle trying to grow over one of our fences, but this specimen was on Clematis armandii
some plants or trim them as they grow to give them enough room.More ideas for spring colourPlanting up a spring window box.Pruning spring-flowering plants.Creating a spring display of primulas.
Pelagoniums are a classic window box plant, they are used here as a focal point for a sea of lightly scented, delicate-pink nemesia. April - JuneJune - September20 minutesPink pelargoniumNemesia denticulata 'Confetti' x4Standard-sized window box