Window Box Fitting
To fit your window boxes attach the supplied batten to the wall with the supplied screws and rawplugs and then slot the window box onto the batten.
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Ercall - Window Boxes
The Ercall window boxes have simple, clean lines, a perfect foil for your plants.
Ercall window boxes are made from Scandinavian red pine, fitted with our easy to use, concealed, hanger supplied with all fixings. If you would prefer a plain back to stand on a window ledge rather than hanging from the wall or fence, please make a note in the special instructions box when proceeding to checkout. The base has holes for good drainage and the window boxes can be finished in clear, golden brown or wild sage preservative. We also offer a selection of Farrow & Ball paint finishes.
Window Box Dimensions: 100x25x19cm(h)
Quantity & Finish
(Select in Basket)
Clear,Golden Brown,White or Sage
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email email@example.com for a quote for delivery.
Window Box plant food and toppings
There are two basic kinds of compost : those containing soil and those that are soil free and are based on peat. If you are concerned about the environmental effects of cutting peat. choose a soil-free compost made with a peat substitute. These are usually based on coir, and may need extra fertilisers and more frequent watering.
Proprietary 'planter' or' 'multipurpose' composts are generally soil-free with a slow-release feed, wetting agent and sometimes with water-retaining gel added.
All soil-free composts contain additives. such as lime to reduce their acidity, sharp sand to improve drainage, and a fast-acting fertiliser. They are excellent for a summer display, but tend to tire quickly, so are less suitable for permanent plantings. Lighter than soil-based composts, they are a good choice for window boxes. Composts containing soil are a mixture of loam, peat and sharp
Plants for Window
To help you select the best plants for your Window Box. We have put together a list with pictures and tips for cultivation indexed under the seasons of the year.
sand, and are largely-based on the 'John Innes' formula. They contain varying amounts of fertiliser, depending on what they are to be used for. John Innes No.1 contains very little fertiliser making it suitable for young plants, which do not grow well in high levels of plant food.
Window Box plant food and toppings
John Innes No.2 has twice as much fertiliser as No.1. It can be used for fast growing young plants and for slow-growing plants which will be over-stimulated by too much fertiliser.
For large or mature specimens use John Innes No. 3. This contains three times as much plant food as No. 1 and will sustain plants in the same window box for several years.
If you want to grow thriving acid-loving plants, you will need an acid compost. These composts are lime free and are usually labelled 'ericaceous'. They also have plant food added.
Some arrangements are so dense that the surface of the compost is hidden. However, if the compost is exposed, it is vulnerable to invasion by weeds and moisture will evaporate from it in hot weather; making frequent watering essential.
The answer is to cover the compost with a layer of mulch which will help to reduce these problems.