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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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Gardeners' thoughts

What a show ...

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What a show ... even if I do say so myself! When, at the beginning of May, I decided to put in the summer bedding (&...

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balcony

26 Jul, 2018
Balcony

Pots and baskets

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Just been round watering up thought I’d add some photos of the baskets and pots etc now, they’re really coming on now.

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sewingkilla

21 Jun, 2018
Sewingkilla

Mother's little helper..

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This is a misnomer if there ever was one! last week my son Patrick (6'5") was busy taking the hangers off some containers,...

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odaatpat

20 Jun, 2018
Odaatpat

loads of colour

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each year i post pictures of some of the rhododendrons in the garden I am sure some of you will have seen them previous...

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bjs

25 May, 2016
Bjs

Pics of my front porch ..for Steragram, and whomever..

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I recently described my front porch, but couldn't include pics..it was too sunny that day. today's overcast, just right,...

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odaatpat

21 May, 2016
Odaatpat

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Questions & advice on container garden ideas

If you can't find the answer to your gardening question here, feel free to ask our friendly community. Just ask in the form on this page


Any ideas how I can stop my pot plants getting too wet?

13 replies

longleaf

16 Jul, 2012
Longleaf

How does one keep the flowers looking so full and healthy in any pots?

1 reply

mgisenman

3 May, 2012
Mgisenman

Hello, *waves

9 replies

swanny

24 Aug, 2011
Swanny

Is it possible to have a container garden with a layered look?

13 replies

brosebo

21 May, 2010
Brosebo

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Flower Pot Size?

7 replies

jacque

12 May, 2010
Jacque

Any suggestions for my patio pots please?

4 replies

bluemagnolia

22 Apr, 2010
Bluemagnolia

Dscf0010

what can I put in bottom of pots?

16 replies

bornagain

19 Oct, 2009
Bornagain

Container shrubs

6 replies

jonezee

14 Oct, 2009
Jonezee

What is the best tree to grow in a pot/tub outdoors in NYC?

3 replies

bbqnjl

23 Sep, 2009
Bbqnjl

repotting

5 replies

jeanh

17 Sep, 2009
Jeanh

winter colour

7 replies

tomo6314

14 Sep, 2009
Tomo6314

What bulbs can you put in containers?

6 replies

zigs

14 Sep, 2009
Zigs

garden pots

25 replies

mookins

26 Jul, 2009
Mookins

are potted plants ok sitting on patio or better raised up to sit slightly higherhave

5 replies

mobee

14 Jun, 2009
Mobee

Help choosing plants for patio pots

7 replies

jazzminton

14 Jun, 2009
Jazzminton

I need to grow everything in pots, but I have no idea what.

7 replies

itsgizmo

11 Jun, 2009
Itsgizmo

CHIMNEY POTS

3 replies

katieburns

23 May, 2009
Katieburns

Plants for Tubs

5 replies

lakey

14 Apr, 2009
Lakey

How to make DIY-giant plant pot using cement/concrete?

2 replies

shapla

14 Apr, 2009
Shapla

An elementary question

8 replies

bernard

27 Nov, 2008
Bernard

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