What to measure before buying balcony boxes
Spring is here, and you can now start thinking about balcony boxes. We have already written a lot about what and when you can plant (see the links at the bottom of this blog post), but what do you really need to know before buying new balcony boxes? Here is a quick guide.
First, you have to decide where on your balcony railings that the balcony boxes should hang. Most balcony railings have a standard size of either 4, 5 or 6 cm, and we have lots of different balcony boxes in different colours and lengths that fit these standard dimensions. So, you need to measure the width of your railing, as shown below to find the balcony box that fits your outdoor space.
If your railing does not have these standard sizes, we have different alternatives. The beautiful balcony boxes in teak comes with a flexible mount, that fits railings from 2-11 cm, which fit almost every balcony.
If you prefer to have your balcony boxes hanging on a rounded wooden railing, we have a large selection of plastic balcony boxes and pot-holders from the Dutch quality brand Elho, whose products are all made from recycled plastic.
An alternative is Lechuza. Balcony boxes that are mounted with a flexible nylon solution, all the way around the railing, with a maximum length of 38 cm. These come with removable plastic inserts, leca balls and a self-irrigation system.
We have balcony boxes in many different designs, sizes and materials, so you can be sure that we also have something to suit your taste and needs. You are also always very welcome to pop into the shop where we are ready to help you and answer your questions.