Large Cypress Trees
Lavender and Rosemary
Mixed Wild Planting
Trailing and High Level Planting
Handbuilt and Bonsai Trees
These lavender/rosemary boxes work well with funkier flats and a mews or cottage type house. It’s a very subtle splash of colour. Yes, we know lavender only flowers in June, but there are lots of purple-y things that bloom all year round, so they look pretty plausible!
This is a sort of hybrid of classical and modern, and looks fab here where it’s on a raised ground floor, so the heather frames the boxwood as you look up. The grey planters aren’t from us, but wouldn’t be hard to find – and they go really well with it all.
Again, there’s no harm in having a splash of colour in a basement, and our heather lets you use very narrow custom window boxes and still get a decent density. There are lots of colours - someone once did orange and purple alternating, but to our shame we never got a picture of it!
Once window boxes planters get larger, you have the option to use laurel balls as well. They have a larger leaf than buxus, and are a really nice dark green. Again, as we make these ourselves from scratch, you can have the exact size that fits. They tend to look best when they run into each other a bit, as here.
This is another variation of the ‘hipster’ with mixed planting in silver and grey, but we’ve left open areas of slate so it looks better when looked down on from above. Handy for basements (sorry ‘lower ground floors’) for example.
If the other window box with ivy was the Mayfair, this is the Kensington! A little more privacy and shape here, and again scalable to much bigger planters. Definitely not symbolic of anything, either…
This is part of a long run of 90cm planters on a parapet, about 12m in all. They’re fixed down securely from inside the container, and the hedge is meant to look like individual balls that have grown together. So it’s continuous, but has contours like a caterpillar – if that makes sense!
Here’s a set of three 65cm window boxes with what we call a ‘hipster mix’ of plants – silver, green and a splash of colour. Even though the plants are nicely jumbled, having three boxes rather than one long one keeps it tidy. It’s also in bright sunlight, where lesser fake plants fall down - but we’d challenge anyone to notice ours weren’t real.
This is the cubist version of the ‘3 ball’ window box, and we sell equal quantities of both so we’ve made them the same price! It’s a soft hedge shape and is made in the same way the real ones grow - with little wobbly bits, rather than a rigid rectangle.
If we gave these naff names, this would be ‘The Mayfair’, but we leave that to sofa makers… A nice subtle mix of greens and whites, and the trailing bits cover a multitude of sins on the window ledge. Easy to scale up for long runs.
Outdoor Window Boxes