HOW TO MAKE A GUTTERING FLOWER BOX – You might think that making a flower box out of guttering sounds a bit odd, but because guttering can be fitted together to form any length and that it’s not very wide, it’s ideal as a window box where room is very limited. With careful planting, pretty much in the same way as a hanging basket, using a variety of bedding plants, the overall effect can be very stunning. In this guide we’ll show you how to make your own guttering flower box.
Decide on where you want your guttering flower box to be situated. It can be fitted to walls or fencing.
The next step is deciding how long you want your flower box. Guttering comes in standard lengths that can be fitted together to form any length you like. They can also be cut down to any size using a hacksaw.
Take a drill and drill 1/8th holes approximately 6 inches apart in the bottom of the guttering gully. This will allow for drainage.
Take a quantity of pot liner, or liner used for hanging baskets. Cut this into strips and line the bottom of the guttering gully.
Use guttering brackets to secure to the wall or fence. Remember that it’s going to hold more than its normal weight so place guttering bracket at approximately every 6 inches.
Once your brackets are in place you can now clip the guttering into the brackets.
Fill the guttering 3/4 of the way with a good quality potting soil and or compost soil.
Plant flowers that you want to grow.
Water the guttering flower box well until water comes out of the drainage holes that you drilled.
Check that the soil is moist once every couple of days and water as needed.