Planter boxes are becoming increasingly popular in today's homes, both for their beauty and versatility. Planter boxes enable budding green thumbs to grow plants in even the tiniest of areas: small backyards, apartment balconies, or even an indoor herb garden.
It's a personal choice to pick what to put in your planter box. The environment you live in and your own individual requirements and preferences will influence this decision. Our recommendations for the most significant plants to grow in planter boxes based on beauty, usefulness, and sustainability are as follows.
Herbs are one of the most practical plants to cultivate in your planter box. Herbs are low-maintenance and straightforward to pick, not to mention inexpensive to grow. It's also a good idea to put perennial spices and annual herbs in separate planter boxes so you can customize their growth conditions for each group.
Annual herbs have a year duration of life. Depending on the site, these plants will need to be reseeded after one year (or season, depending on location). Coriander, parsley, basil, dill, and chives are all annual herbs; they may be grown together in the same planter box. Annual herbs are somewhat more demanding to maintain than perennial herbs since they need room for growth, sunshine, and moisture, although they can still flourish.
Annual herbs, on the other hand, must be planted multiple times. Mint, lemongrass, rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano are some of our perennial herb suggestions for a planter box. These plants need light to enhance their oils, but they are low-maintenance in other areas. Perennial herbs do not require much water or fertilizer to thrive.
Because they're so low-maintenance, you may put your planter boxes indoors or outdoors. If you want to grow perennial herbs in your planter box, ensure it's exposed to sunshine throughout the day (for example, near a window or on a terrace with natural light).
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The popular Ficus Lyrata plant, sister to popular house plants such as Tineke and
Altissima, is a tall, green, and leafy indoor or outdoor specimen. This plant thrives in direct sunlight and is an excellent addition to your workstation if you want to add some life to it. The Ficus Lyrata is known as the "it" plant in the design of its primary visual appeal. If not trimmed, this plant can grow up to three meters tall and become a stunning focal point in the house.
The Ficus Lyrata is challenging to keep alive, but it is a challenging and low-maintenance plant when kept in a planter box. It's a tropical plant, so it'll need to be watered frequently to simulate the humid conditions of the tropics (make sure you also have a well-draining planter box!), but otherwise, it won't
require much care.
Clivia flowers are lovely and vibrant, making them fantastic for planter boxes. Clivias are ideally suited to unpredictable environments because of their adaptability. The flowers of the Clivia plant have gorgeous orange/red hues, so they'll brighten your area considerably.
Clivia is low-maintenance and thrives in the shade, making them ideal for bringing life to your balcony, covered patio space, or any dark location that isn't presently utilized. In the summer, watering clivias only a few times a week is sufficient; give it some water once you notice the dirt becoming dry. The clivia plant is popular in gardens because of its low-maintenance nature.
Another excellent and valuable alternative to growing in your planter box is vegetables. Growing veggies can help you save money on groceries and are an efficient plant to cultivate, just like herbs.
Furthermore, we all know that dinner tastes much better when made with fresh produce from the garden than those transported hundreds of miles. It's also a lot more fiscally responsible.
The easiest vegetables to cultivate are leafy greens, which tend to be the most forgiving. Spinach, lettuce, silverbeet, and bok choy are excellent planter box choices since they thrive in limited spaces and may grow all year.
Most planter boxes can certainly grow more robust vegetables. The drawback with this is that you must determine when to plant them because most vegetables are dependent on the season.
Article written by Olivia Johnson at https://plantscraze.com There's loads of information on gardening and plants.
In our new showroom you will be able to see in person a large range of our store. Obviously we cant have every size of every product in a single room, but almost everything is represented in some way with a mixture of sizes and different wood finishes.
Below are some pictures of what can be seen in our showroom.
We are located in Milton Keynes and are happy for you to come and visit our showroom if you live locally. If you are thinking of coming to our showroom please send us a message via email, contact form or by phone to make an appointment, this is so we don't have too many people come at once.
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These bench and planter sets are a great alternative to other garden furniture at a resalable price. You can grow some beautiful flowers or trees in the planters, which will brighten up the bench aesthetics even more. Comes with an option of bench cushions for extra comfort. There a many variants to choose from, check them out in our Garden Furniture section.
These great planters are inspired by parquet flooring, the smooth decking is a great alternative to grooved decking, it really blends together well with the posts and top cap. These planters have solid 70 x 70 posts and a thick top cap, which keeps it strong and gives it a bold look. These planters come lined with DPC (Damp Proof Course) which is a roll of plastic that will add years of life to these planters by stopping the dirt and moisture from having contact with the wood. Topped off with our personally hand made wooden top caps.
These planters can be found in our Store.
These stunning strong planters will stand out in your garden. The no showing screws is just one factor that gives a touch of quality and class, topped with a choice of top caps and sitting on plastic feet these planters are a great choice for any serious gardener.
The new Arden range of planters come in 3 wood finishes, including Smooth, Decking and Log Lap see all available ads in the ARDEN PLANTERS category. We also offer a large range of different sizes of both squares, troughs and raised planters.
These unique planters will really stand out in your garden, the twisting of the decking really gives a great look to the planter, very different from other decking planters. The decking is encased in a strong wooden frame which makes the planter stand out and look bold. These planters are also lined using 12mm thick plastic which will protect the planter against rot for many years. No showing screws really makes these planters look a step above regular wooden planters.
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These strong planters are perfect for your front door, there a great a size and have a unique design which is aesthetically pleasing. Painted in Cuprinol Urban Slate & Sage with 6 year protection. The wood itself is 38mm thick and it's also been lined in DPC. All of these features come together to make these planters last for a very long time.
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These unique planters will really stand out in front of your house or in your garden. Having solid granite in these planters makes them unique from other high range planters on the market. The granite is encased in a strong hardwood frame which makes the planter stand out and look bold. The Iroko is stained in Ronseal Dark Oak. These planters are also lined using 12mm thick plastic which will protect the planter against rot for many years. No showing screws really makes these planters look a step above regular wooden planters.
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These unique planters will really stand out in your garden, the twisting of the decking really gives a great look to the planter, very different from other decking planters. The decking is encased in a strong wooden frame which makes the planter stand out and look bold. These planters are also lined using DPC which will protect the planter against rot for many years. No showing screws really makes these planters look a step above regular wood planters. Click here for full ad.
These unique planters will really stand out in your garden, the twisting of the decking really gives a great look to the planter, very different from other decking planters. The decking is encased in a strong wooden frame which makes the planter stand out and look bold. These planters are also lined using DPC which will protect the planter against rot for many years. No showing screws really makes these planters look a step above regular wood planters. Click here to see full ad.
These high quality robust plastic planters will stand the test of time for many years. The millboard used in these planters are a smoked oak colour with a driftwood appearance. It's widely recognised for its strength and appearance. Using moulds created from real oak and hand coloured by master craftsmen, each Millboard Fascia Board boasts a true-to-life, high quality finish. These planters are also lined with 12mm thick plastic boards for even more protection against rot. (New planter range with recycled plastic coming next year).
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Our new picket gate range is now available. A strong picket gate for your front garden made from smooth planed timber, with the option of a hinge fittings kit. There's also 4 designs to choose from, such as pointed, flat and curved.
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These are beautiful hanging pots and will complement your garden with a strong, natural and modern look. They will give your garden further vertical decoration by displaying your flower arrangements to their pinnacle.
These planters are a great gift for a birthday or a mother/fathers day.
Here at Woodshed Ltd we are very open and encourage our customers to come to us with their perfect planter ideas. If you want a customised bespoke garden planter please contact use with a rough drawing plus measurements or a description and we will be happy to facilitate your dream!
We are based in Milton Keynes which is very close to Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Oxford, Aylesbury and Luton. Feel free to drop in and discus your inspirations with us in person.
If you run a business and need a fleet of planters for your premise, we are also happy to make your green upgrade a reality.
We are now in the warm embrace of spring! BBQ's will be around the corner and your garden will need to look tip top.
Wildlife crossings give our dwindling wildlife a helping hand in their migratory movements. The UK has had roads sliced through the landscape since the Romans and wildlife has had to make do and brave the perilous motorways just to graze. 4000 animals are reported to be killed on our roads between 2016- 2017 which is an avoidable statistic.
The first animal bridges sprung up in France in the 1950s. In fact, Europe is a leader in the sector. The Netherlands alone has 66 overpasses and ecoducts that protect its populations of badgers, boars, and deer. They can also boast of having the world’s longest wildlife overpass. The massive Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo is a half-mile long, crossing a rail line, river, business park, and sports complex.
If the UK implements some wildlife bridges on our roads we may see a rapid decline in roadkill and insurance claims. This means less wildlife death and lower car insurance for all of us.
Do you need a customized seating area in your garden/ business?
We have just designed some brand new garden benches which can be combined with our beehive decking planters. All of the benches slot into the planters and can be combined to seat 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12... or as many as you need.
The planters are perfect to display trees or large plants. The long bench is comfortable for 2 people and the short bench is comfortable for one.
The larger sets will make a great social area. BBQ's and board games in the summer will makes these seating areas a great addition to your garden.
The smaller sets are perfect for a quiet muse as you sit in your creative paradise.
All of our garden planters and garden bench sets are handmade in our Milton Keynes workshop.
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This striking display has been handmade in our workshop located in Milton Keynes. We have used decking screws and pressure treated timber to make this planter stand the test of time in the elements.
Approximate Size: 120 cm (Wide) x 56 cm (Deep) x 164 cm/ 5ft5" (High)
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These planters would be a perfect stylish complement to any door, driveway, shop exterior or garden. They have been created specifically to elevate your plants and to decorate entry ways.
These planters are designed to hook over fences, gates or balcony's. These are beautiful pots and will complement your garden with a strong, natural and modern look. They will give your garden further vertical decoration by displaying your flower arrangements to their pinnacle.
We offer a corner cover option. If you want corner cover please choose them from the menu.
Decking Planters - Commercial Order.
Planter Dimensions: 100 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm
Bespoke/ custom orders are welcome. We can bring a modern twist and high quality professional construction to any project. We supply projects of any size, and we apply the same high standards of professionalism whether the job is big or small.
We offer a wide selection of commercial planters and section dividers. These products have been made to be displayed outside shops, store fronts, restaurants, hotels or any other buildings.
We combine high quality wooden products and professional instillation with affordable prices.
The planters have three levels so that you can elevate your plants and show of your display.
These planters have a corner cover option. If you choose this option silver corner covers will be fixed onto the planters corners.
Approximate Dimensions: 91.5 cm / 3ft (Wide) x 50.5 cm (Deep) x 36.6 cm (High)