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Container Garden Ideas

Gardens can be entirely in containers, or just have a few carefully placed planters. They add interest and can really give a stamp of originality to your garden. They're also convenient to move around and can be taken with you when you move house.

Decorative pots are a great start, and are available to suit all budgets and gardens. They range from a few inches tall, to some towering over 5 ft!! Planters are also available in all shapes and sizes and can give a different look to the normal terracotta pots.

If you'd like to check out plant containers to buy, compare planters from across the internet in our garden centre.


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Containers

100_2884

I can't resist summer containers. They provide lots of colour, especially on the patio, and fill gaps in other parts of...

20 comments

melchisedec

17 Jul, 2014
Melchisedec

New Fence New Wall Planters

New_pots_1a

The fence is finished and the Apta Wall Planters are planted and ready to go on the fence. Shall go get them on then take...

14 comments

Scotkat

24 Apr, 2014
Scotkat

I've been DIY ing again....

Sdc15447

My daughter had an assortment of wood left over from a decking kit and was going to take it to the tip. Well me being me...

15 comments

nanjo

8 Aug, 2013
Nanjo

Wall Garden in Capestang, France

Dscn4380

I thought that this "wall garden" was so impressive that it merited a blog in its own right! Amazing! It also has a simple...

7 comments

sarahm

29 Jul, 2013
Sarahm

LET YOUR **IMAGINATION** RUN WILD!!

Dsc_0068

We visited this garden over a week ago, the owners were opening to raise money for cancer treatment, so on a very hot day...

29 comments

Dottydaisy2

25 Jul, 2013
Dottydaisy2

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Questions & advice on container garden ideas

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Hello, *waves

9 replies

swanny

24 Aug, 2011
Swanny

Garden_pics2

Flower Pot Size?

7 replies

jacque

12 May, 2010
Jacque

Container shrubs

6 replies

jonezee

14 Oct, 2009
Jonezee

repotting

5 replies

jeanh

17 Sep, 2009
Jeanh

winter colour

7 replies

tomo6314

14 Sep, 2009
Tomo6314

garden pots

25 replies

mookins

26 Jul, 2009
Mookins

CHIMNEY POTS

3 replies

katieburns

23 May, 2009
Katieburns

Plants for Tubs

5 replies

lakey

14 Apr, 2009
Lakey

An elementary question

8 replies

bernard

27 Nov, 2008
Bernard

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