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Pot it: 10 best planters

The sun’s finally out. Pep up your garden or balcony with these pots and containers
  • @sally_newall

The rain seems to have stopped and there’s no sign of frost, so it’s time to start thinking about your outside space. Not everyone has room for flower beds, vegetable patches or sprawling herb gardens, but whatever area you’re dealing with there’s a container to fit.

We’ve found a range of pots and planters to try for size; from Garden Trading’s bright little herb pots to Neptune’s imposing Ledbury planters.

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Homebase’s Bicycle Plant Holder is an inexpensive way to add a bit of fun to your space if you’ve got a pot to showcase. Des Res Designs’ pieces are a natural-looking way of adding a bit of interest, while if you looking for a more unusual container, the Faceted bright green fiberglass planter is frost proof, robust and striking.   

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1. Holt large galvanised metal round planter, £18

2. Personalised large wooden crate planter, £39

3. Tesco Metal Plant Trough, £8

4. Greenbo XL Railing Planter, £32.50

5. Natural Garden Planter, From £40

6. Bicycle Plant Holder, £19.99

7. Garden Trading and Joules Herb pots on a tray, £20

8. John Lewis Croft Collection Bilbao raised planter, £150

9. Faceted tall saffron fibreglass planter, From £65

10. Neptune Ledbury, From £100