What can I plant in a window box in autumn?

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Arthur Jack autumn window box ideas

Now that this enchanting, cosy, deciduous, earthy and colour packed season is upon us it’s time to think about planting your Autumn/fall window box. Autumn represents change, a time of crisp temperatures, crunchy leaves and seasonal celebrations. Our galvanised steel window boxes are a superb way to add some vibrancy to your home or work place.

What is the best way to get started with Autumn/fall window box planting?

There are a few things to consider when choosing what plants to put in your Autumn/fall window box. The first is the weather. If you live in an area with a lot of rain (which lets face it, most of us do), you’ll want to choose plants in a window box that can handle being wet! The second is the amount of sun your window box has on offer. Ideally you’ll want to choose plants that can handle either full sun or partial shade. The best part about window boxes is that you can change them up as often as you like! So if you get tired of one plant in a window box, you can simply switch it out for another.

Enjoy and get creative! Your window box will be the envy of the neighborhood in no time!

When should I start planting for my Autumn/fall window box?

The best time to plant for an Autumn/fall window box is in late August or early September. This will give your plants enough time to grow and fill out before the cooler weather sets in.

Remember to mix up the heights of your plants in your window box, and don’t forget to add a few sprigs of green leaves for extra colour and texture.

What Autumnal plants are best to sow in a window box?

When it comes to what plants you can put in your autumn/fall window box, there are a few options for autumn/fall window boxes. One is to plant fall-blooming flowers, such as chrysanthemums or aster. Or, you could plant evergreen shrubs, like boxwood or holly, for some green year-round color.

Down below are some key plants to utilise in your Autumn/fall window boxes:

– Chrysanthemums: These hardy flowers come in a abundance of color and can handle being both wet and sunny.

– Cabbage: Another hardy plant, cabbage is perfect for adding some greenery to your window box. It can also handle a lot of sun or shade.

– Pansies: These delicate flowers come in a wide range of colours and add a touch of elegance to any window box. They prefer partial sun but can also handle full sun or shade.

– Ornamental kale: Retains colour well and can handle erratic weather conditions. The colours turn brighter when they experience light and moderate frost.

– Violas: They are intricate and small but don’t let this deceive you! They are tough enough to survive even the winter months.

– Asters: These cheerful flowers will bloom all the way until frost, bringing color to your window box.

So there you have it, some picks for the best plants to put in your window box come Autumn. I’m sure that you find the perfect plants.

Should I consider planting bulbs for Spring?

Very much so! The best time to plant bulbs is in Autumn, before the dreaded first frost descends upon us! Giving them time it allows them to develop roots before winter sets in.

When it comes to window boxes, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure the box is big enough to accommodate the bulbs you want to plant. Secondly, choose a location that gets plenty of sunlight. And finally, make sure the soil in your window box is well-draining in a window box with drainage holes.

With these things in mind, here are some great bulbs to plant in window boxes this Autumn:

– Daffodils

– Tulips

– Crocuses

– Alliums

What is the best way to re-use soil for your window boxes?

The best way to re-use soil for your window boxes is to use a soil mix. It will help to improve aeration and drainage while still providing nutrients for your plants. You can find soil mixes at most garden centers or online. Make sure you read the labels to find one that is great for your plants.

When you are ready to plant, be sure to water the soil mix well before adding it to your window box. You should also add a layer of mulch to the top to help retain moisture and keep the roots cool. Be sure to choose a mulch that is appropriate for your plants. Some good choices for mulch include bark chips, pine needles, and straw. With the plants please make sure to water them thoroughly, and then allow them to drain completely. This will help to prevent your plants in window boxes from becoming waterlogged. Once your plants are in the window box, be sure to water them regularly. Water them when the soil is dry to the touch, and be sure to fertilise them every few weeks. With proper care, your plants will thrive all season long!

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