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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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    Majeekahead
  • village planting
    Irish
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    Bernieh
  • front garden in full swing!
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  • 2008
    Popeye

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Ferns, foliage and fronds.

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Took a few snaps of some of the ferns in my garden this week. Apologies as I do have a couple or 3 of the same variety. I...

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kate123

12 Sep, 2021
Kate123

Enjoying the warm weather :o) up dated with a photo for Sheilabub :o)

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Calibrachoa,and Lobelia baskets. Spider plant,out for the summer.. Wall trough.. Another view of the back garden.. And...

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bloomer

28 Aug, 2021
Bloomer

To many pots what to do ?

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Rearranging my pots today and dead heading and it will probably take all day . Its worth it in the end . In the last 3 weeks...

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rick_n

25 Jul, 2021
Rick_n

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

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Questions & advice on container garden ideas

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Hello, *waves

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swanny

24 Aug, 2011
Swanny

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Flower Pot Size?

7 replies

jacque

12 May, 2010
Jacque

Container shrubs

6 replies

jonezee

14 Oct, 2009
Jonezee

repotting

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jeanh

17 Sep, 2009
Jeanh

winter colour

7 replies

tomo6314

14 Sep, 2009
Tomo6314

garden pots

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mookins

26 Jul, 2009
Mookins

CHIMNEY POTS

3 replies

katieburns

23 May, 2009
Katieburns

Plants for Tubs

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lakey

14 Apr, 2009
Lakey

An elementary question

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bernard

27 Nov, 2008
Bernard

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