Plant Pots

Pots make a great staple in the garden for decorative or planting purposes.

This year we are finding it difficult to source larger pots, especially at reasonable prices, for this reason we are making the decision not to buy what we feel are over priced pots that will result in high retail pricing, so for this reason our selection may not be a widely ranged as we may like.

We recommend coming into to see what we have in stock as not all designs are shown on our website.

Our range of plant pots includes:

  • Standard terracotta flower pots – inexpensive and looking good, plants are easily removed from them for potting on.
  • Romana terracotta pots in sizes up to 72cm. This range is one of our largest pots we have in at present.
  • Ornamental terracotta pots – come in all shapes, colours and  sizes including square, with ranging designs including honeycomb and William Morris.
  • Urns – without any planting these make a wonderful feature in the garden. Available in mellow coloured clay and a harder and heavier salt glaze. For the urns we only have a select few in stock, these are becoming difficult to source.
  • Glazed – we don’t sell a great many of these, but sometimes they are irresistible so we stock a few
  • Fibreclay – are the nearest thing to lead. In round and square sizes, they are lightweight, durable.
  • Cretan pots – handmade and in all shapes and sizes (up to 95cm tall), limited stock of these available.
  • Imitation Ceramic Plastic pots – We have a lovely selection of lightweight pots which look like they are made of coloured ceramic but for only a fraction of the price. They come in colours of grey and blue with a floral design.
  • Decorative plastic pots in all sizes, shapes and colours can be found in the retail shop.

Pot Buying Guide

All plants require drainage, so just check the drainage holes. We do sell a few pots that are designed for water storage.

Plants that are short lived or replaced annual or a little less often can go in any shape of pot.

Some woody plants which form an extensive and tough root system can be virtually impossible to remove from pots that have a neck narrower than the middle. If the plants are valuable which Acers and Camellias can be, you might need to crack the pot to remove the plant several years later. All shrubs have a limited life in pots and will ultimately need moving to a larger size. Therefore choose conical pots for these valuable subjects.

It’s much easier to pot a plant on if the there is a decent gap between the plant root ball and the side of the pot. If you are going to pot a plant on, you might as well give it’s roots a generous amount of space in which to grow.

Drainage

Keep the drainage holes clear at all times.

Common reasons for poor drainage.

  • Heavy pots slowly sink into soft surfaces and the drainage hole becomes blocked.
  • Compost slowly fills the edges of the bottom rim of pots stood on smooth surfaces. The water can get out of the drainage hole, but not beyond the edge of the pot.

Good drainage is vital for the longevity of your pot and essential for your plants.

Raise your pots a little on broken tiles, pot feet or shingle. Move small pots occasionally and clean underneath them.