Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cassero concrete or plaster style polyethylene planters.

Cassero 60: 60cm dia x 70cm tall with an internal width of 47cm
Cassero Long 48cm x 100cm x 55cm tall with internal dimensions of 35cm x 87cm.


Cassero planters. plantcontainershop.com




Serralunga Versailles (Ch√Ęteau de Versailles) style planters

Those clever people at Serralunga are releasing a new product very soon (April 2018).   The exquisite Versailles planter by Jardins du Roi Solei is so very desirable yet so very unaffordable.   Serralunga have made their own version...


Versailles style planters . plantcontainershop.com


They have also been experimenting with a marble finish for some products as can be seen below.

Marble finish on polyethylene planters. plantcontainershop.com

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Friday, 23 March 2018

Lux Lite Universe planters

A new range of lightweight planters has been introduced.  Featuring intricate texturing and reminiscent of natural materials these fibre reinforced plastic planters are for the office environment.  Contact plantcontainershop.com.

Lux Light Glossy sizes from 330x260 to 500x380

Lux Light Universe Comet Bronze sizes from 330x700 to 380x1100

Lux Light Universe Layer Bronze sizes from 330x700 to 380x1100

Lux Light Universe Moon Bronze sizes from 330x700 to 380x1100

Lux Light Universe Wave Bronze sizes from 330x700 to 380x1100

Lux Light Univers Waterfall Bronze sizes from 330x700 to 380x1100

Lux Light Univers Wrinkle Bronze sizes from 330x700 to 380x1100

 


























Lux Light Glossy sizes from 330x260 to 500x380

Lux Light Glossy sizes from 330x260 to 500x380

Lux Light Glossy 330x600


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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Grass growing well in the UK in December

This is the second year that we have had out 6m tall Fairy Bell Christmas tree (cone shaped led mesh) on the front lawn.   This is the second year that I have had to mow the lawn where the tree stood.  All that extra light made the grass grow!   Another observation I have made is that the houseplant Rhoicissus ellen danica is very, very hardy.   I left one outside hidden behind some terracotta pots and it's still green and surviving despite having a sprinkle of snow and despite being outside in sub-zero temperatures.  That's a hardy houseplant.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Bespoke lead style planters.

Bespoke lead style planters made from GRP (glassfibre). These are much lighter in weight than real lead and are a fraction of the cost. Tell us the required size and we'll quote! plantcontainershop.com


Bespoke lead style GRP (glassfibre) planters.



Bespoke lead effect planter trough.



Lightweight lead style GRP (glassfibre) planter.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Lightweight balustrade for weddings and events

A baluster or spindle, historically made from turned wood, when placed side by side in a line forms a balustrade.  The balustrade will usually have coping stones or a handrail on top. The word banister is used to describe a balustrade forming a stairway.

A balustrade set against a beautiful landscape of established trees implies a grand country estate and this is an ideal backdrop for weddings and events.  What if you don't have access to a grand country estate?  Bring your own balustrade!

This balustrade and associated pillar is made from lightweight, tough and durable white polyethylene. Why not add some planters on pedestals to complete the effect.

For a more subtle effect there are pillar and chain combinations.

Call for further details:  www.plantcontainershop.com



Lightweight polyethylene balustrade

Lightweight polyethylene balustrade
Lightweight polyethylene pedestal


Lightweight polyethylene pedestal

Lightweight polyethylene planter on pedestal

Lightweight polyethylene pillars with chains

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Planters made from 80% recycled material.

The typical office planter has a very long life.   One office that we maintained plants in had the same glassfibre planters for over 25 years! They were almost as good as new after all that time. At the end of their office career they are put out to pasture, or put out in to the garden at least. We have often been asked whether the planters are being disposed of and whether staff can have one or two for home use. I am pleased to know that they can have an extended life of 40 years or more.   

Recycling glassfibre is not as easy as recycling other materials although it is possible as this earlier post shows: http://allaboutplantsandplanters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/any-colour-you-like-as-long-as-its-green.html

Planters made of other plastics can be readily recycled and you can now buy planters that are actually made from 80% recycled materials. The recycled material comes from consumer products such as computer casings made from ABS plastic.

These come in the full RAL colour range and a number of Pantone colours.   The following styles are available: tall tapered round, tall square, tall tapered square, smaller tapered square and cube type squares.




Recycled planters: tall square


Recycled planters: tall tapered round



Recycled planters: tall tapered square



Planters made from 80% recycled material