With plants that you’re proud of, what better way of allowing the world to see them than in a top-quality, attractive garden planter or raised beds. It may be that you have no desire to show off the work of your green fingers, but instead want to sit back and enjoy the view. Garden planters provide the perfect way to display your plants along with stands too. Our range of garden planters come from top brands such as VegTrug, Churnet Valley, and Gablemere so quality is assured. Whether you’re seeking a garden arch with planters, a modern or antique look, we are sure to have garden planters to suit your tastes.
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Whether you are looking at pots, tubs, or an attractive garden arch, garden planters can create an instant focal point in any garden. A great way of showing off plants for those with restricted space, planters can provide a talking point in larger gardens too. A single planter, or a cluster of them together, can look simply stunning. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to know when it comes to garden planters:
How big should garden planters be?
Of course, the space that you have will have some bearing here, but it is easier to grow plants in larger containers. This is because they hold more soil and are less likely to dry out during hotter times. It is also worth considering the type of plants that you are growing: some will naturally spread and will need plenty of room.
What about drainage?
Any garden planter that you use must have sufficient drainage holes. Without these, the soil will become waterlogged and you’ll see many of your plants dying. If your planter has no holes it can be easy to add some by using a drill or even a sharp knife.
What should garden planters be made from?
Garden planters can be made from a variety of materials. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Wooden planters are great as they protect plants against temperature changes. Plastic/fibreglass tubs can be good because they are lightweight. Some of the most popular materials used are:
- Cast concrete
What can I grow in a garden planter?
Garden planters are suitable for practically any plant, veg, herb, or shrub. It is important to choose the location of your planter based on what you are trying to grow. Some plants may require more shade than others. It is also important to use quality compost and consider the use of feeds for some plants.