Information about flower boxes Flower boxes provide a little extra decoration for most plants.... more

Information about flower boxes

Flower boxes provide a little extra decoration for most plants. Flower boxes normally refer to large volume plant containers or planters which are normally placed on the ground. When it comes to flower pots, however, these are characterised by smaller planters which enhance the appearance of a window sill, for example. On the other hand, plant troughs refer to plant containers that are very long and narrow. Anthracite remains the most popular choice of colour for flower boxes.

Flower box appearance

Many plant containers are made from ceramic, stone, cement or clay. Flower boxes made from plastic have recently become more popular on the market. Fibreglass and stainless steel flower boxes are also very popular. Flower boxes add a creative accent to any room, however choosing the right flower box is always dependent on the viewer’s taste. A flower box can be an eye-catching feature in a room or by a door, and should fit harmoniously into its surroundings. Flower boxes in fresh colours are particularly on trend, making them an increasingly important decorative feature in living rooms and indoor areas. We offer plastic and fibreglass flower boxes in a variety of colours.

Flower box use

Flower boxes or planters are suitable for anything that is green or blossoms. They are suitable for annual plants placed on a balcony or for housing large cacti in an office. Orchids, carnivorous plants, herbaceous perennial plants or a pretty ornamental plant - the right flower box can create an unspoilt feeling of nature. The times when people didn’t buy plants because they didn’t have “green fingers” have long gone. Nowadays plant containers with watering systems are available which provide optimum care for the plants. These special plant containers feature a raised base and water level gauge. This system enables plants to absorb the right amount of water and nutrients.  The raised base houses a water storage tank which is filled with water that feeds in to the actual base of the plant container. Above the raised base the plant container provides a home for the roots and is planted as normal. The plants absorb the required amount of water from the storage tank. The level indicator displays the amount of water remaining in the flower box.
Plant containers with interior containers and watering systems are not always recommendable, however. If larger plants with large root systems are planted in a flower box or plant trough, an interior container reduced the volume of the flower box. This means that the plant may not evolve to its desired amount. Plant inserts in flower boxes should be avoided for outdoor use as waterlogging can occur which damages the plants.


Order flower boxes and troughs online If you are looking to make a creative statement in your... more

Order flower boxes and troughs online

If you are looking to make a creative statement in your garden or home, then Planters-online.co.uk is the right choice for you. Thanks to many years of experience and well-established partnerships with product designers, engineers and manufacturers, we are able to offer our customers a wide range of flower boxes, flower pots, troughs and other planters.

Fibreglass flower boxes

Flower boxes and planters made from fibreglass are becoming increasingly popular. Fibreglass flower boxes are lightweight, durable, weather and winter-resistant, providing an excellent alternative to flower boxes made from more traditional materials. Flower boxes are not only ideal for use in gardens and terraces, but are also perfect for creating accents indoors, such as in an office, doctor’s surgery or lobby. You can find a wide range of fibreglass flower boxes in a variety of shapes and colours in our online shop. Our large warehouse, with almost 4,500 square metres and sophisticated logistics processes allow us to quickly dispatch flower boxes and pots to our customers via parcel service or Spedition.

Stainless steel flower pots

Modern, simple designs are particularly on trend at the moment. We also offer stainless steel flower boxes and planters, among others. Like our fibreglass flower boxes, these are also weather and winter-resistant and are suitable for use outdoors and indoors. Stainless steel flower boxes add cool simplicity and modern flair to any room.

Plastic flower boxes

In addition to fibreglass and stainless steel flower boxes, we also offer our customers plastic planters. Whereas plastic flower boxes were previously always injection-moulded, we are particularly proud of the fact that our plastic flower boxes are manufacturer exclusively using significantly more elaborate rotation-moulding procedures. This manufacturing procedure allows the creation of finely textured flower boxes which closely resemble natural materials such as stone and clay. Our plastic planters are also winter-proof, UV and weather-resistant, and are best suited for use outdoors.

Plant pots offer a wonderful opportunity to create a homely atmosphere with plants, both for... more

Plant pots offer a wonderful opportunity to create a homely atmosphere with plants, both for amateur gardeners and balcony owners. On a balcony, plants cannot be planted directly into the ground, which makes the use of plant pots inevitable. Plant pots are available in many colours, shapes and materials - to suit every style and taste. As plant pots can be used both in outdoor areas and for houseplants, you should first decide where you are going to put the plant pot. Depending on its use, fibreglass, stainless steel, plastic and other plant pots offer different advantages.

Fibreglass plant pots

Fibreglass plant pots are made of a mixture of artificial resin and fibreglass, and sometimes also contain a small amount of stone. The addition of stone ensures a natural appearance, similar to plant pots made of stone or clay. Another advantage of fibreglass plant pots is their minimal weight. If fibreglass plant pots are being used indoors, they can either be planted directly or using an inner container. When being used outdoors, you should drill a hole in the bottom of the plant pot to ensure that rainwater can drain away. Fibreglass plant pots are available in many different colours and shapes, and are characterised by their extremely hard, frost- and winter-proof surfaces.

Stainless steel plant pots

Stainless steel plant pots look particularly refined and exclusive. A bright-coloured plant in conjunction with a funky, elegant stainless steel plant pot is a real eye-catcher in any entrance area. Plant pots made of stainless steel are equally suited to indoor or outdoor use. Thanks to the material’s resistance to rust, these plant pots make a good impression in your entrance area at any time of year.

Plastic plant pots

In principle, plastic plant pots can be made in two different ways: injection moulding or through a rotating process. The rotation method is much more complicated, but offers an alternative to smooth fibreglass plant pots by producing rough and natural-looking surfaces. And of course, plastic as a raw material for making plant pots offers almost limitless colour variations. However, it should be taken into account that UV-resistant plastic pellets must be used when making plastic plant pots to prevent discoloration. The latest highlight in our product range is our selection of illuminated LED plant pots made of weatherproof plastic.

Terracotta plant pots

Plant pots made of natural materials such as clay or terracotta have dominated gardens and terraces for years. Recently, however, a change has taken place: plant pots made of modern, more resistant materials are becoming increasingly important. This is not surprising, since plant pots made of fibreglass or plastic offer far more appropriate material properties than clay. Apart from the enormous weight savings, fibreglass and plastic plant pots have many more positive characteristics. They are extremely rugged, shock-proof and winter-proof. This means that you can leave your plant pots outside even in winter. In addition, the growth of algae, which is practically impossible to avoid in terracotta plant pots, is a thing of the past with fibreglass and plastic plant pots. 

Zinc plant pots:

Zinc plant pots are an extremely cost-effective solution for adding plants to your outdoor areas. Zinc sheet is a very inexpensive material which is nevertheless very robust, resistant, shock-proof and winter-proof. In addition, it can be painted any colour you can imagine. This is a particular advantage in the design of interiors, making zinc plant pots very practical for inclusion in indoor designs. Furthermore, due to the thinness of the material, zinc plant pots are extremely lightweight and easy to move. 

Poly rattan plant pots

Poly rattan garden furniture is currently in vogue. But these tried-and-tested plastic fibres are not just used for lounge and garden furniture; they can also be used to make plant pots. The plastic fibres used are UV-resistant, meaning poly rattan plant pots are perfect for use in outdoor areas and offer a good alternative to fibreglass plant pots. 

Rust-look plant pots

Plant pots made of stainless steel or zinc are attractive because of their sophisticated appearance. The design of rust-look plant pots takes an entirely different approach. Thanks to their rusty surface, plant pots get an antique touch, making them the perfect eye-catcher for your garden. 

Quality features

Plant pots of all materials have one thing in common: they are available in a range of qualities. Differences in quality can be seen in, for example, material thickness, processing methods, UV resistance and type of paint. We rely fundamentally on high-quality standards in all areas, and want our customers to enjoy our plant pots now, and in the long term.

The right plant pot for you

If you prefer high-quality plant pots characterised by their variety and robustness, winter-proof plant pots made from fibreglass or plastic are the perfect choice. The main difference between fibreglass and plastic pots is in the appearance: while fibreglass plant pots have a very smooth surface, plastic plant pots feel rough to the touch. 

If you are looking for something more extravagant, then a robust yet sophisticated stainless steel plant pot might be the way to go. Illuminated LED plant pots for indoor use offer an even more striking alternative.

The right plant pot for you If you prefer high-quality plant pots characterised by their... more

The right plant pot for you

If you prefer high-quality plant pots characterised by their variety and robustness, winter-proof plant pots made from fibreglass or plastic are the perfect choice. The main difference between fibreglass and plastic pots is in the appearance: while fibreglass plant pots have a very smooth surface, plastic plant pots feel rough to the touch.

If you are looking for something more extravagant, then a robust yet sophisticated stainless steel plant pot might be the way to go. Illuminated LED plant pots for indoor use offer an even more striking alternative.

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