Living in a rented house means that when it comes to the garden we are hesitant to do anything major that would involve leaving behind when we eventually have to move on. The thought of spending hours outdoors planting all the things we love only to have to leave them breaks my heart a little so when we were approached to work with Rattan Direct and review some garden planters it was the ideal opportunity to add a little bit of our own touch on the outside of our home.
What surprised me about the planters is the sheer size of them! They are huge and tentatively I opened the box and thought i would have to wait for hubby to come in from work to help me life them out to the garden, thankfully though they are surprisingly light and much to my delight the plant box inside only goes down approx one third of the depth of the outer wicker container! Phew….I thought we would have to buy up all of B&Qs supply of soil!
I positioned the planters and took the inner tubs to the grass to fill with the soil and plants so as not to make a mess in the doorway, the pots are then just slotted into position and rest on a metal X within the container. Drainage holes are in both the inner pot and outer wicker planter to ensure that you don’t end up with a puddle of water in the bottom!
Having planted them with some winter shrubs and rockery plants for now I’m thinking about how they would look great with strawberry plants and maybe a one of those cute little orange trees for summer!
The plant pots come as a set of three, with a small (W30cm x D30cm x H45cm), medium (W35cm x D35cm x H55cm) and large (W41cm x D41cm x H90cm).
The planters are currently on special offer and well worth the cost as they are a real statement piece for the front of the house and create the ideal greenery (and hopefully floral) welcome to our home! We opted for the chocolate but the planters are also available in lack, truffle and grey.
We were kindly sent these planters for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions are our own!
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