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A florist's guide to plant pots

Written by Rona Wheeldon
October 17, 2019

Looking for stylish plant pots for indoors or outdoors? Then you'll be spoilt for choice at New Covent Garden Market!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Terracotta Pots At Evergreen Exterior Services

Background

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.

Types

Terracotta

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

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.

Metal

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

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.

Wholesalers

Evergreen Pots & Soil

Head to Evergreen for pots in polystone, creastone and terracotta. Plus they also stock soil and fertilisers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Plant Pots At Evergreen Exterior Services 1
New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Pots At Evergreen Exterior Services
New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Plant Pots At Evergreen Exterior Services

Lavenders

A brand new addition to the Flower Market, Lavenders is part of Whittingtons, and they have a tremendous selection of pots.

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Quality Plants

Together with a wide range of plants at Quality, to the right of their stand, you'll find shelves brimming full of containers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Terracotta Pots At The Flower Store
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New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Pots At Quality Plants
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The Flower Store

Part of Bloomfield, The Flower Store, have a wonderful selection of plant pots, with new lines regularly appearing.

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New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Pots At The Flower Store
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New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Terracotta Pots At The Flower Store

Whittingtons

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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New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2019 A Florists Guide To Plant Pots Rona Wheeldon Flowerona White Ribbed Ceramic Pots At Whittingtons
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We'd love to see photos of plant pots from the Flower Market, that you've either filled with plants on display in your shop or in situ at jobs. Simply send an email to hello@cgma.co.uk, stating your company name and website address. Or if you prefer, you could post your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us with @MarketFlowers. We'll then upload your photos into this section.

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?

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