Garden Accessory Ideas

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14 Birds You’ll Find in Your Winter Garden

Discover which birds you might be lucky enough to see in your winter garden and some tips for helping to care for them.

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What’s the Best Soil for a Planter Box?

Soil is the main provider of nutrients for your plants so it’s important to know each plant’s nutritional requirements before filling a planter box with soil for the first time.

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14 Autumn Wreath Ideas to Beautify Your Door

Wreaths are a fantastic way to add colour, texture and personality to your door and create a lasting first impression on your guests. Here are 14 stunning autumn wreaths to inspire you:

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How to Make an Autumn Wreath in 5 Steps (& Budget Options)

From show-stopping festive door wreaths to more subtle half-decorated vine wreaths, these easy-to-make decorations have never been more popular.

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How to Make a Triangular Planter Box

Triangular planter boxes are very unusual and they’re an easy shape to construct. Triangular planter boxes often seem to be made of wood but there are plenty of ceramic, metal, and plastic versions available too.

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How to Make a Corner Box Planter

Corner box planters can be used indoors and outdoors to fill an under-utilised space with foliage and bright colours. Find out how to make your own.

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How To Build A Plywood Planter Box in 5 Steps

If you’re after a cheap planter box and are up for the challenge of building your own, consider making a plywood planter box.

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How To Build A Square Planter Box

Thinking of adding a new planter to your collection? Why not try making a square wooden planter box? They are quite easy to build if you’re thinking of doing it yourself.

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10 Planter Box Ideas to Liven up Your Decking

Are you thinking of decorating your decking with a few planters? In this article, we’ll look at some deck planter box ideas to spruce up your outdoor space.

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How To Build A Brick Planter Box

Are you thinking of creating a permanent brick planter on your patio or in your garden? Brick planters are fairly simple to build as long as you follow a few critical instructions.

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How Do You Make an Angled Planter Box?

Tired of straight lines and average planter boxes? You could build an angled planter box instead. In this article, we’ll show you how to build a simple angled planter box from readily available materials in just a few hours.

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How to Build and Hang a Railing Planter Box

A bit of greenery never hurt a railing. Building your own DIY railing planter box is a good way to reinvent an old railing or adorn a new one. You can grow flowers or herbs in it and enjoy it for years to come.

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How To Build A Tiered Planter Box

Building a tiered planter can be a fun DIY project and, with some planning, it’s quite simple to do. You can even get your kids to help you out. If you’re up for the challenge, follow our guide to building your own tiered planter box.

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If you want healthy and happy plants, giving your planter boxes drainage holes is a good idea. They prevent water from pooling in your planter boxes and reduce the risk of rot.

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How to Make a Planter Box From Decking Boards

Decking boards are usually made from pressure-treated wood, cedar or redwood – tough woods that will last for many years. If you’ve finished a decking project and have some spare deck boards, why not make your own planter box?

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Bench and Planter Box Ideas

After a hard day’s work in the garden, there’s nothing better than sitting on a bench with a cuppa. Whether you prefer a raised bed with a lounger bench seat or two planter boxes with a bench in between, keep reading for ideas to find a planter bench that best suits your space.

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11 Planter Box Planting Ideas

Thinking of getting a planter box for your home or garden? There’s so much you can do with one that you might feel a bit overwhelmed. To help you out, take a look at our creative planter box planting ideas and bring your planter to life.

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How to Build a Rustic Planter Box

The whole point of building a rustic planter box is for it to look old and weathered, like it’s been in your garden for ages.  So, how do you build a rustic planter box? Follow our simple guide to creating a sustainable piece for your garden.

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How to Build a Privacy Screen Planter

Privacy screen planters can add personality to any garden without sacrificing on style. Find out how to build your own privacy screen planter, one step at a time.

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Will A Wooden Planter Rot? 10 Ways to Prevent Rot

A wooden planter is quite prone to rotting, especially if exposed to moisture. Here’s what you need to know if you want your wooden planter box to stay rot-free.

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Waterproof Liner For Planter Boxes

Do you have a metal or a wooden planter box that needs some protection against moisture? You’ll be surprised to see how many options you have when it comes to protecting your planter boxes.

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DIY Self-Watering Planter Box

Buying a self-watering planter might be a bit expensive, but don’t fret you can make your own DIY system at home. 

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The Best Planter Box for Succulents

Discover which planter box is suitable for your succulents and the best way to care for them so that you can enjoy these attractive plants for many years to come.

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How to Make a Potato Planter Box

Potatoes are one of the most delicious and versatile vegetables and they’re also really easy to grow! Find out how to make your own simple potato planter box.

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How to Build a Strawberry Planter Box

Strawberries are very easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance. If you want to grow strawberries in planters, let’s look at a few ways you can do it and some creative DIY planter ideas.

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How to Build a Corrugated Metal Planter Box

When it comes to industrial looking garden planters, corrugated metal has the edge. Let’s take a look at how to build your own corrugated sheet metal planter box and where you can find some ready-made versions.

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How to Build a Wine Box Planter

You can make a simple wine box planter for a lot less than the cost of a similar ready-made planter (and it’ll look better too!). Follow our easy steps for building a wine box planter on legs.

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How Can I Use Planter Boxes as Room Dividers?

You can create incredible room dividers using plants and natural materials. Discover how to create imaginative room divider planters including upcycling ideas and a K-drama inspired fish tank divider with foliage.

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Which Planter Box is best for a Tree?

Discover the best type of planter box for a tree and how to keep your tree happy and healthy for many years to come.

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How to Build a Tomato Planter Box

Tomatoes are so easy to grow that even a novice gardener can be successful! Growing tomatoes in a planter box will increase your chances of success, as this provides them with enough warmth and nutrition to last a whole growing season.

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How to Build a Breeze Block Planter Box

Need to add a new planter box to your garden? Give cinder blocks or concrete blocks a try. In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of building a breeze block planter box step by step.

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How to Build a Greenhouse Planter Box

A greenhouse provides a stable temperature with direct sunlight, shelter and watering systems. Growing seedlings in a planter box inside the greenhouse offers gardeners an effective way to separate plants and boost yields, while also allowing safe access for children and pets.

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How to Build a Planter Box Around a Tree

Building a planter box around a tree is easy and can be inexpensive too. Follow our simple 6 step guide to making a barren area under a tree look fantastic.

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6 of the Best Trellis Planter Boxes

Whether you need a trellis planter box to house a climbing rose in your garden or add privacy to a balcony, there’s something for every style and budget! We’ve done some research and rounded up our pick of the very best garden trellis planter boxes.

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23 Fence Planter Box Ideas to Inspire You

Adding planter boxes to a fence can be fun. You can get creative with old gumboots, plastic bottles, tires, and many other DIY ideas.

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7 Easy Pallet Planter Box Ideas

When you next receive a delivery that’s packaged on wooden pallets, why not turn the pallets into something useful? Pallets are usually constructed from good, solid wood and from an environmental point of view, it’s such a waste to not use them again.

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How to Build a Window Planter Box and What to Plant in it

Window planters provide a beautiful focal point both inside and outside the house.  Learn how to make your own wooden window planter box, what to plant in it and how to keep it looking great all year round.

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What Is the Best Wood for a Planter Box?

When choosing the wood for a planter box, you’ll need to consider a few things. Find out the pros and cons of different woods and the most sustainable options.

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How to Make a Gutter Planter Box (with Ideas)

Cheap and versatile, rain gutters are a great solution if you need more gardening space. Find out how to make a rain gutter planter box and grow some space.

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How to Make a Galvanised Planter Box & Creative DIY Ideas

Building a galvanised planter box is easy and inexpensive. There’s not much that can go wrong if you take it step by step. Here’s how.

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How to Build a Simple Stone Planter Box

You don’t need any special skills to build a stone planter box. Decide on the size, gather your materials, and follow our step by step guide.

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How to Make a Pallet Planter Box

Wooden pallets are easy to get hold of, robust and ideal for upcycling into items for your garden. Learn how to make a pallet planter box that looks incredible.

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8 of the Best Urban Planter Boxes

Whether you’ve got an understated urban garden, a compact courtyard or a bijoux balcony, we’ve rounded up some of the very best urban planter boxes to suit your space and your budget.

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How to Build a Planter Box for Vegetables

There are few things more satisfying than growing and picking your own home-grown vegetables, salad or herbs. Learn how to build a planter box for vegetables and get started on your food growing journey.

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How to Waterproof A Wooden Planter Box

Wooden planter boxes look fantastic but will eventually break down over time. Learn how to waterproof a wooden planter box and help it to last for years.

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How To Fill A Wooden Planter Box

Filling large planter boxes with compost can be very expensive. Find out the best and most cost-effective way to fill a wooden planter box.

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10 Indoor Planter Box Ideas for Your Home

From surprisingly smart planters to elegant glass terrariums, there are myriad ways to get some foliage into your home or work environment. Here are 10 indoor planter box ideas to inspire you.

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How To Build A Planter Box For A Deck

Fancy livening up your decking with some stylish and easy to make planter boxes? Follow our step by step guide to learn how to build a planter box for a deck.

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8 of the Best Herb Planter Boxes

If you fancy planting up a herb box for your kitchen windowsill or creating an outdoor herb planter garden, we’ve rounded up some of the best herb planter boxes.

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10 of the Best Herbs to Grow in a Planter Box

Here’s our guide to the best herbs to grow in a planter box and how to get the best results.