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Green Powder Coat Galvanised Zinc Planter, 100x24x23 cm
Green Powder Coat Galvanised Zinc Planter, 100x24x23 cmby Flora Select
Add class and colour to your windowsills and brighten up your home's facade with a green powder coat zinc galvanised window box from Flora Select. Container gardening is becoming increasingly popular. It is a simple way to add interest where limited space is available or to complement a more extensive garden design. The clean lines of these stylish window boxes give them a contemporary feel. Create instant visual interest by contrasting their straight lines against the soft contours of box hedging or bedding plants. A delightful visual contrast can be easily achieved by setting off the green, galvanised zinc coating against the silver foliage and purple flower heads of lavender or verbena. Or go for an edible selection with herbs such as sage, parsley or rosemary. You can even plant a mix of edible and ornamental plants to get the best of both words. A wide range of plants can thrive in your window boxes. Select a mix of flowering perennials and seasonal plants for an all-year round display. The powdered zinc coating strongly resists rust and weather corrosion from frost or high heat, so these boxes are ideal for your window exteriors in all weather types. What’s more, the lightweight yet durable design makes these planters easy to move when the mood takes you. Available in three different sizes to fit your windowsill, these elegant window boxes work in both traditional or more contemporary settings. Furnish your windows with style all year round. Remember to measure your windowsill before purchasing your boxes. For the best effects, brighten up your home’s façade by placing your window box on a deep ledge or fix to a wall bracket.Read More
Glossy Grey Cube Fibreglass Planter, 40x40x40 cm
Glossy Grey Cube Fibreglass Planter, 40x40x40 cmby Flora Select
Our fibreglass range of garden planters are professionally designed to suit any style or setting. Fibreglass is increasingly becoming the preferred choice of landscapers and gardeners for external and internal use within homes and businesses. Suitable for manufacturing plant troughs and other containers, Fibreglass is an extremely resilient and durable material. We offer a wide range of designs in this material, all of which are weather and UV resistant. This allows them to Maintain their appearance without fading. Fibreglass is a highly dynamic mixture of glass-fibre matting and plastic polymers, allowing for some distinct advantages over traditional materials, with fewer trade-offs. For one thing, fibreglass plant pots are lightweight (when compared to materials like stone) whose strength and robustness rivals and in some cases surpasses many metals. This makes them easier to carry and reposition. In addition, fibreglass can be designed in a virtually endless variety of finishes. Planters made of fibreglass can be manufactured to replicate any other kind of planter. This allows you create the appearance of stone, ceramics, plastics or other finish whilst benefiting from the durability of fibreglass. Such a range means that it is easy to find a planter that will perfectly fit with any garden design in any outdoor space, complementing a wide variety of plants. Generally speaking, we have found that our clients tend to go for organic, natural-looking finishes in traditional colours like black or grey. Colours that blend in with their environments rather than stand at odds with them. The said, we also cater to a range of more specific, rather than generic designs as well. We do a range of fibreglass planters that are designed to stand out against their background. These tend to be imitations of historical or popular designs. Given the obvious advantages of using this material, we have laboured to increase the variety of this range to fit a wide spectrum of themes. Whether traditional or contemporary, complex or minimalist – there should be something to fit every need. We also do quite a broad range of shapes and sizes as well, with many patterns and designs copied across different types of planters. This should allow our customers to easily create garden designs and match up planters within their own planting schemes.Read More
Glossy Black Cube Fibreglass Planter, 80x80x80 cm
Glossy Black Cube Fibreglass Planter, 80x80x80 cmby Flora Select
This glossy black cube is smart, sleek and elegant in equal measure. Unlike some of the planters in our range, and in the ranges of our competitors, this item will look equally at home whether it is place indoors our outdoors. These aren't the kind of planters that you will find at most garden centres, rather, these are high quality, robust pieces of furniture that are intend for placement on prestigious commercial sites. You might see black planters like this in the luxuriously decked out lobbies of skyscrapers or elite hotels. This black fibreglass planter could be described in many ways, but something it is not is rustic. It has been designed with clean lines and glossy faces - it is suited for modern design schemes and contemporary planting themes, and in truth, if planted in a quaint or rustic country garden, it might just look a little bit out of place. While 40cm planters tend to be the most popular size, we know that larger planters can be extremely hard to find, that is why we have made sure to stock some in this style. In terms of what to plant in these, there is nothing really that is out of the question. While certain smaller shrubs and plants might look out of place in one of the larger sizes, they would be fine for the smaller ones. As far as the larger ones are concerned, there's no reason you couldn't plant small trees in them even. Just consider that if the rootball is restricted, this will start to make the plant or tree it belongs to start to look a little neglected. Conversely, we find that many people who have bamboos that start to look neglected, have this problem because they are planted in pots that are far too small - causing a situation by which they become rootbound. In which case, these larger black pots might be an ideal and interesting solution for planting bamboo. If you have a large indoor space like a lobby, you could create a great deal of height and structure this way. It would be completely feasible to create microcosmic columns of bamboo forest in a corporate space - changing the way its inhabitants things. This would be a bad way to promote privacy and tranquility in what might otherwise be a hectic and high pressure environment. Lightweight fibreglass is easy to install and reposition Resilient and Durable Weather and UV resistant Variety of Finishes Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor UseRead More
Whether you’re an occasional gardener or a green-fingered horticulturist, properly tending to your garden can require a vast amount of equipment. Although you can collect the more specialised tools later as you gain more experience and expertise, there are some garden tools and accessories that every gardener should own. Even if you don’t plan on getting your hands dirty at all with gardening, there are plenty of ways to tidy up and style your garden area; whether that’s installing a garden shed or irrigation system, sorting your garden gates and fencing or putting up awnings or gazebos.

What garden tools do I need?

When it comes to planting and maintaining your garden, your arsenal of tools should include shearers, a spade, shovel and rake, along with a wheelbarrow to haul away the unnecessaries. To keep your garden organised, you will need twine to designate specific plots and garden labels to distinguish between similar-looking plants.

If you need to tackle a large garden or one that’s been overrun with weeds, you’ll need large tools for the job. Lawn mowers, strimmers, leaf blowers and even chainsaws may be needed to tame your garden back to submission.

As a gardener (or soon-to-be gardener), you’ll likely spend a good portion of your Saturdays toiling out in the dirt, so be sure to buy the necessary accessories to protect yourself, too. Wearing gardening gloves makes the process of pulling weeds a little less arduous, while a hat and sunglasses can help you avoid sunburn during those long days in the garden.

And finally, don’t forget you'll need watering equipment to keep your plants happy! Have a garden hose, water irrigation system or watering can on hand to make the irrigation process a breeze.

How do garden irrigation systems work?

Watering your garden can essentially be done one of two ways; by hand and using a water irrigation system for gardens. Watering by hand is normally done using a garden hose, whereas an irrigation system involves a network of pipes which deliver water to your plants around the garden.

Which garden irrigation system should I get?

There are a few different types of irrigation systems to choose from; drip irrigation, micro spray jets, mini sprinklers and pop up sprinklers. Which one you decide on will depend on your requirements:

  • Drip Irrigation System:
    This is best for flower beds, hanging baskets, greenhouses, plant pots and vegetable patches. It works by releasing water slowly and directly to the soil. It applies the water to the roots of the plants and allows the water to soak into the soil. Because of this, it’s highly efficient and reduces water consumption.

  • Micro Spray Jets:
    Micro spray irrigation covers a larger area than drip irrigation and therefore is well suited to watering large flower beds, ground covers and sandy soil. Whilst it provides many of the same benefits as drip irrigation, it uses more water making it more susceptible to overwatering.

  • Sprinkler Systems:
    Sprinklers cover the largest surface area and therefore are best for watering lawns and large vegetable patches. Pop up sprinklers are installed underground and pop up when activated. They are more efficient than other types of lawn sprinklers. Mini sprinklers sit above the ground, use large drops of water and can cover up to a 5 metre radius. They are less efficient than pop up models.

What else might I need to consider when designing my garden?

Your garden doesn’t just have to be about the plants, there are plenty of other aspects to an outside space that you can improve upon. Garden sheds, or other garden structures, can be extra rooms, studios or offices that get you closer to the outdoors, or, of course, they can offer bags of extra storage space for outdoor items. On a slightly smaller scale, you can create an outdoor shelter with awnings, gazebos and canopies. Simple and lightweight, a gazebo or awning can instantly create a shaded, private area in your garden, perfect for outdoor dining, parties or simply relaxing.

If considering a patio or paved area, you’ll also need to look at paving stones and other hardscaping to determine what look and style you’d like. Garden gates and fencing are also important for security, privacy and tidiness, so take a look through the different garden fencing and gate options available online, too. You could stick with traditional wooden gates and wooden garden fencing, or go more contemporary with steel, or vintage with cast iron.

When it comes to more practical gardening and irrigation items, don’t forget compost bins, hoses, lawn mowers and watering cans to keep your garden looking spick and span.
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