There are endless pot and planting possibilities!
Of course pots and containers are not just for ornamental use – they play a big part in the greenhouse and potting shed too. The humble garden pot provides a home for new plants and seedlings while they concentrate on growing. And there’s always a bigger container waiting for plants that outgrow their pot.
But with so much choice, how do you choose the right containers? The size will depend on what plant(s) you want to put in them, and the style depends on your garden look and feel.
Traditional terracotta pots work in any garden and type of plant.
For a sleek, contemporary style, try zinc or stainless steel planters.
Combine pots in bright shades with colourful flowers for a striking effect.
Wooden planters will weather beautifully and create a rustic feel.
Glazed or painted pots allow you to create a colour scheme in the garden.
Stone or concrete tubs provide an authentic permanent feature, especially if they are similar to other stone in the house or garden.
Plastic pots can be made to look like weathered stone, pewter or clay to great effect without the high price tag.
For more adventurous containers, check out my Unusual Container Planting Challenge at the Ideal Home Show!