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window boxes without drainage holes

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user1486156729 · 05/07/2017 18:48

I need four or five window boxes with the drainage holes already drilled.I haven't got a drill and is it too much to ask that the holes are already there, since they are essential.
Amazon no help.
Can anyone point me to a website which might help? Been looking around and it seems you have to do it yourself, but I can't.

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ChildishGambino · 05/07/2017 18:52

Have a look in wyvale garden centre as I've got some with a tube that you water which means they never get dry as there is a reservoir underneath the soil. Also you don't need drainage holes then.


ChildishGambino · 05/07/2017 18:54

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MikeUniformMike · 05/07/2017 18:59

Get a drill or borrow one, or get a gimlet.
If your window ledge is sheltered you don't need drainage holes.


wowfudge · 05/07/2017 19:00

I second using a gimlet. Not difficult.


Ginkypig · 05/07/2017 19:02

A screwdriver or the tip of a sharp knife does just as well if your stuck


Madwoman5 · 05/07/2017 19:35

Do you drink wine? A corkscrew does the trick


notangelinajolie · 05/07/2017 19:42

Can you ask a neighbour if they have a drill you can borrow?


elephantoverthehill · 05/07/2017 19:50

Are looking for plastic or wooden window boxes. The plastic ones have very thin plastic over the places the holes should go so would be easy to do with a knife or screwdriver. It just cuts down on manufacturing costs.


seventhgonickname · 05/07/2017 19:56

I would put in a layer of gravel and plant into a slightly smaller window box and place them on the gravel
Water into the gap until the pots sit in 1/2 inch-inch of water.No water logging and easy watering and no staining of your window sills.


user1486156729 · 06/07/2017 18:16

Thanks so much, everyone. I didn't know that the plastic covering the holes was so easy to poke through.
I shall get a gimlet ( though I thought that a gimlet was something to do with gin).
I may also have some gin.

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Ginkypig · 07/07/2017 15:03

Mmm gin Grin said in a homer like voice


milliemolliemou · 07/07/2017 15:14

seventh has it completely right.

For ease of watering little plastic bottles with bottoms cut off with gravel in the bottom and embedded/hidden as you plant also help watering easily as it gets to the roots.


nothruroad · 07/07/2017 15:43

I heated a screwdriver in a gas flame & used that to make holes. I did feel a bit like a torturer from a not very good crime novel as I did it.

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