I have 5 large planters on my balcony that have been empty since I bought them about 6 months ago. I'm looking to fill them with plants (and compost obviously!) but don't have a clue about gardening. Is there anyone who could help me out please? Will pay for all plants and materials and labour, but could could do with anyone with gardening experience to help me out please
Or, does anyone know any shops or companies offering a service to deal with patio/balcony containers and planting please?
Dont know if this is near you but theres a new Plant stall open on Fridays and Saterdays, in the railway arches at voyager business estate in Ness street SE16.
Really helpful family, They have baskets and planters and some lovely plants.
If you've north facing boxes, look for varigated plants (ones with white bits on the leaves) They'll thrive cos they like little light. Hostas, Ivies. Get plants that actively like that kind of space, rather ones that will only just about cope. Plus plants that'd naturally grow on the groung in woodlands (so, in shade under trees). Bulbs, bluebells even.
I live in apartmenst & we've a fab caretaker/gardener who does freelance. Would recommend him. Let me know if you want his details.