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Getting the best out of your Balcony Garden Pots

IS IT SAFE AND CONVENIENT TO ORDER POTS ONLINE?

Ordering online will save you a trip to our showroom and we’ll organise the delivery for you, potentially even for free depending on your location. Why go through all the hassle of renting a trailer or a ute, when you can get your beautiful new pots dropped at your front door! We take great care in wrapping and packaging our pots so they get to you in the best condition.

IS THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN GO TO VIEW THE PRODUCT BEFORE PURCHASING?

Yes! We have a lovely showroom located on the northern beaches of Sydney, inner Melbourne as well as many stockists around the country.

Do you sell plants as well?

No. We are a specialist pot supplier. For sourcing of plants see your landscaper, landscape designer or nursery.

What’s the return policy?

While we will try our best to make changes to any order, orders cannot be changed once they have been picked and/or packed. We do not offer returns for a change of mind. Please choose wisely.

You have the pots so now all you need to do is plant them up! Planting in pots couldn’t be easier; all you need is the pot, plants, good quality potting mix, drainage material and slow release fertiliser. The following are a few extra hints and tips to make the job as effortless as possible.

How to Plant in Pots

You have the pots so now all you need to do is plant them up! Planting in pots couldn’t be easier; all you need is the pot, plants, good quality potting mix, drainage material and slow release fertiliser. The following are a few extra hints and tips to make the job as effortless as possible.

Hold the plant closely to the soil surface and squeeze the plants out of their holder from the bottom. If the plant is in a nursery pot try pushing it out from the base, alternatively if the plant is difficult to release you may need to cut the pot open using secateurs.

When planting you must ensure the plant sits at the same level as it sits in the nursery pot, this means ensuring the plant stem/crown is not covered at all. It’s a good idea to water the pot right after you plant it as this settles the soil. You may then need to go back and top up soil as it may depress after watering.

Drainage

Maybe the single biggest factor impacting whether your plant lives or dies. Drainage holes are needed to ensure water is free flowing however these tips will also help:

  • We suggest using a single layer of fly screen directly over the drain hole. This will keep the large soil particles contained and only allow smaller fine particles to flow through. DO NOT use filter/geo fabric, silt mesh or weed mat.  This will cause the soil to become water logged causing the plant and pot to fail.
  • Use a good quality potting mix to ensure adequate drainage. DO NOT use normal garden soil as the plant and pot will fail.
  • Once planted it’s critical to elevate your pots using pot feet (plastic window packers) to ensure water isn’t blocked from exiting the drainage hole.

Caring for your pot plants

The frequency of watering is dependent on the plant varieties selected however as a general rule most plants like to be kept in moist soil, not wet but damp. You can assess the moisture level of the soil by lightly scrapping back the top layer. If the soil underneath is dry then the pot needs watering. When watering make sure the water absorbs fully into the soil so you know it’s reaching the root ball of the plant. If you can we always recommend installing a timer operated irrigation system – this takes out all the guess work.