There's such an extensive range of plant pots to choose from at Nine Elms, varying in colour, style, shape, texture, size and material, from terracotta and ceramic to metal and polystone.
Indoors, with the trend for houseplants continuing to grow in popularity, you'll be sure to find the perfect decorative container for all different types of interiors. Meanwhile, outdoors, there's a wide range of pots perfect to grace gardens, courtyards and patios.
Some plant pots are versatile and can be both used inside and outside. Just check with the salesmen at the Flower Market, if you need any advice or have any questions.
A huge advantage of buying your pots and plants together at the same time at the Flower Market is that you can make sure the pots are exactly the right size for your plants. And you can also check the overall look is just what you're after, whether that's contemporary, rustic, classic, vintage, retro or industrial.
The traditional terracotta pot remains a firm favourite and looks great in any space. Its porous nature allows moisture to be absorbed and any excess to evaporate. This makes them the ideal choice for cacti, succulents and other drought-loving plants such as rosemary, thyme and sage.
However, their porosity also means that the compost tends to dry out more quickly, as the pot absorbs some of the moisture. So, it's best to check the soil more regularly in this type of pot as more frequent watering may be required. Also bear in mind that when used outdoors, freezing temperatures can cause some terracotta pots to crack. So, you may like to buy a frost-proof type.
Glazed ceramic pots come in a wonderful array of colours. Strong and robust, they’re less porous than terracotta. And due to being relatively heavy, they're great to use for larger, top-heavy plants.
Very durable and they won't crack or chip, metal pots are perfect for a contemporary look. In the summer, if used outside, you may like to use an inner plastic pot to help take care of the plant's roots in searing temperatures.
Polystone is a very dense compound made up largely of polyurethane resin and powdered stone additives to give a stone-like finish. It has the appearance of stone, but whilst it retains a solid heavy feel, it tends to be more manageable in weight.
Head to Evergreen for pots in polystone, creastone and terracotta. Plus they also stock soil and fertilisers.
A brand new addition to the Flower Market, Lavenders is part of Whittingtons, and they have a tremendous selection of pots.
Together with a wide range of plants at Quality, to the right of their stand, you'll find shelves brimming full of containers.
The Flower Store
Part of Bloomfield, The Flower Store, have a wonderful selection of plant pots, with new lines regularly appearing.
At the other end of the market to Lavenders is Whittingtons, where they have a great collection of predominantly indoor plant pots.
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I hope you've enjoyed reading this month's florist's guide. Please do ask away below if you have any questions or would like to make any general comments. As always, we'd love to hear from you...
P.S. Have you heard about the vibrant new artwork, which will be unveiled on the Nine Elms Lane facade later this month?