How a timber planter or two can make a real difference to your garden


Every green-fingered person loves tending to their flower beds, watching their garden grow. In the sunny summer months — and on the occasional dry autumn days — there’s no better place to be than in your garden, pottering about or enjoying a relaxing drink. But how can we make our gardens an even nicer place to be?

Do you struggle for size in your garden?

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has revealed that the average UK garden size is 14m2, though for 25 to 44 year olds it’s even smaller at 12m2. That’s not a huge amount of space, so if your garden’s small and you’re struggling to fit everything in, using timber planters can add an awful lot without taking up too much room.

Why choose a timber planter?

That natural look — The natural look of wood is a classic choice for all gardens, but also looks great on balconies on a patch of land by a driveway.

Decoration — Flower beds and shrubs are beautiful when done properly, but timber containers help break up the garden and be a great focal point when you’re entertaining guests.

Versatility — The variety of shapes and sizes means that timber planters can be incredibly versatile, with a huge number of plants loving to put their roots down in a planter, be it annuals, perennials, shrubs and much more.

Amazing for veggies — Loads of gardeners up and down the country have started to grow fruit and veg in their back gardens; almost any vegetable, flower, herb, shrub, or small tree can grow successfully in a container.

Adaptable — If after a few years you decide to re-arrange your garden, your timber planter will always have a home as they go brilliantly with decking, lawns, on patios and anywhere else outside the home.

Do they require much maintenance?

Timber planters don’t require much more maintenance than any other planting container; you can choose to paint or stain them like you would your wooden garden furniture if it’s not already been treated with a preservative. An occasional scrub with warm water and a stiff brush will help keep the wood looking at its best.

Keep the plants in them looking their best by removing tattered leaves or deadhead flowers, prune any leggy plants and don’t be afraid to take a plant out if you decide it clashes with whatever else you’ve planted.

If you think that timber planters could add some va-va-voom to your garden, we’ve got a fantastic range to choose from, with a range of different styles and sizes perfect for every garden. Visit

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