Quirky, vintage and contemporary pots
Pots and containers can make or break a garden design, whether you’re looking for vintage models, contemporary or the downright quirky.
It’s often difficult to find something unusual that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg – all of these containers are under £40.
Here’s a selection of the best of all three – you’ll find them easily on the internet and at good prices.
Some of them are multi-purpose, so can be used indoors during winter for a variety of things – only your imagination is your limit.
This Red Crumpled Bin by John Brauer, on the Design My World site, is a witty visual gag. It can also be used as a plant pot cover, available in red, black and white, in durable plastic. Price £39.95, www.designmyworld.net.
Who knew that upside down planters worked? Outdoor Sky Planters are perfect for making a statement. Made from 100 per cent recycled plastic, they’re available in many colours, size 25cm x 18cm, available from www.furnish.co.uk, price £24.
A touch of retro Med glamour from The Oak Room with this tin and its vintage-inspired label for Sunshine Olive Oil. Use it for long kitchen utensils, a wastepaper bin or an indoor planter. Size 20cm x 17cm, price £5.99, www.oakroomshop.co.uk.
Another timeless look from Garden Trading, this large Chadlington Planter in galvanised steel is designed to weather gracefully, and comes in an assortment of sizes and vintage-style handles. Price £28, www.gardentrading.co.uk.
The Thoughtful Gardener Ceramic Plant Pot by Quince Living is ideal for herbs and the kitchen window sill when the weather gets colder. It’s boxed, ready to give as a gift. Size 21.6cm x 15.2cm x 21.6cm, price £20, www.quinceliving.co.uk.
This stylish cup from Danish brand Ferm Living is perfect for a nice cuppa – or a contemporary pot holder. It’s made of porcelain and is dishwasher safe, size 7 x 10 cm, price £14.95, from Debbie Bliss Home, www.debbieblisshome.com.