Pots Of Delight

17th July 2009

Add class to home and garden with the clever use of pots and planters. Transform a dull corner, or add drama to a plain patio…

Need an inexpensive injection of style, with great flexibility and functionality? This lightweight, UV resistant, frostproof and shockproof range from Stewart ticks all the boxes for a traditional or contemporary garden.

Above: tall square planters in a ‘granite’ look, from the Sylvan range (also available in ‘sandstone’).

Right: square planters from the Ornamenta Grapes range. Prices vary, and are size dependent.

Available from Homebase, Wyevale and good independent garden centres.

The Deroma Bend (left) is a great way to introduce a distinctive element to your garden.

Available in two sizes the Bend can be displayed separately or stacked one on top of the other, to create a pot nearly a metre in height. Made from traditionally crafted enamelled metal, it is extremely lightweight, allowing it to be moved around a garden with ease.

Small (45cm): £46.99; medium (68cm): £109.99.

From good independent garden centres or mail order on 0800 107 2772.

For summery interiors that call sea and sand to mind, the Deroma Serifos (right), produced entirely by hand, is just the job: small, different sized circles in blue and green tones are set one by one on the pot and then given a crackled enamel finish, for a stunning vessel that will make a statement in any home.

Pot (h50cm) from £124.99; bowl (h33cm) from £99.99; vase (h39cm, not shown) from £114.99.

From good independent garden centres or mail order on 0800 107 2772.

Neither pots nor planters, but so irresistibly funky that we couldn’t exclude them on a mere technicality…

Dreamspirals (left) rotate in the wind making the crystal ball, held within, appear to rise or fall. They’re part clever spiral design, part eye-catching optical illusion, and made from high quality, rust-resistant, brushed stainless steel so they can be left outdoors all year round.

There are four new shades for summer 09: Rose Red,Sky Blue, Leaf Green and French Lavender.

Available online at www.dreamspiral.co.uk and from independent gift/garden shops, the Dreamspiral comes in three sizes – 35cm, 55cm & 75cm long – at £12, £25 & £33 respectively.

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