Planter Pot Guidance & Advice

The humble planter is one of our favourite gardening elements, for three main reasons: They’re versatile, they’re attractive, and they’re incredibly practical. Let’s take a look at each in turn.

Planters are versatile. If you live in a house without a garden, planters can give you access to the joys of gardening. A planter on a balcony, for example, or even a small one that functions as a window box. And if you do have a garden, the number of roles a planter can fulfil is almost endless. From raising your plants above the ground to keep them away from pests, to keeping rambunctious plants separated from the rest, and so on.

Planters are attractive, too. Even the most basic wooden planter looks distinct from the flower beds around it, and is a great way to add visual flair to your garden. Then, if you’re feeling creative, you can make all sorts of different planters. An upcycled wheelbarrow planter, for example. Or a tin bathtub planter, painted blue. Combined with the right floral bloom, planters can completely revolutionise your outdoor space.

And finally, planters are practical. Vertical planters let you make use of wall space to extend your growing options. Trellis planters let you train climbing plants quickly and easily. And you can move a planter if the plants inside it aren’t thriving where they are.

We’re passionate about planters, as you can probably tell. In this section we’ve written content to celebrate our favourite aspects of garden planters. It’s our hope that, after reading, your passion will be ignited as well. We invite you to get acquainted with the endless roles a planter can play in your garden. So get creative, get the tools out, and breathe a new lease of life into your outdoor space.

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