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How to secure a boxwood ball in a planter


How to plant a plastic boxwood ball into a window trough, round or square planter.

When you get your plastic boxwood ball you will see 2 pieces of plastic sticking out, remove these and you will see either end of a tube that runs through the middle of the boxwood ball.  The gold string just needs removing – I have no idea why it is on there!

This tube has a diameter of 15mm.  

To secure your boxwood ball into a trough, square or round planter you will need

1 no: canister of expanding foam – one canister will fill a 40cm diameter by 40cm high planter and 2 window troughs 800mm x 200mm x 180mm.

15mm dowel – this is a round wooden pole that fits into the tube in the middle of the boxwood ball.  You will need to get a longer dowel than the height of the boxwood ball as the dowel also needs to go quite some way into the planter.

1 no: bag of coloured stone or gravel to use as the top dressing and also to give some weight to the planter to stop it blowing over.  A 20kg bag will give you more than enough – depending on the size of your planter obviously!

All of these things are available from places like B & Q or your local builder’s merchant – the expanding foam will be a lot cheaper from the builder’s merchant and you need the canister with the nozzle attached to the side.  I explain this in more detail here.

Spray a little water over the inside of the planter to help the foam adhere – I just flick a bit from a bowl, it does not have to be too precise!  Follow the instructions on the canister and fill the planter up to around half way.  Leave the foam to expand – I usually reckon on 24 hours as it is a lot of foam to cure and the top may seem set but the middle might not be.  As you need to give a good top dressing of stone you really want the foam to stop about 15mm/6” from the top of the planter.  If the foam rises too much then just cut it down with a sharp knife.

Use the stone to fill the gap, this acts as a top dressing and weights the planter down.  Stick the dowel into the foam in the centre of the planter.  The deeper you can put the dowel into the planter the better but don’t forget to leave just under the height of your boxwood ball showing.  So a 45cm boxwood ball needs around 40cm left sticking up.

The really easy bit – just push your boxwood ball into the dowel using the tube in the middle. 

The boxwood balls are really quite robust so if the foliage gets slightly flattened with you handling it then just gently run your hands over the foliage and it will fall back into place.

Then stand back and admire your handy work.

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