Stewart Garden Planters
Stewart Pots and Planters at Crowders
Stewart garden Products are a UK manufacturer of garden planters and pots, established in 1945. Stewarts has a long lasting reputation for innovation and quality. Recent investment in new technologies have helped them become more efficient and with many new product lines each year they have continually increased the number of products offered. Most recently the new range of biodegradable flower pots has overcome one of the big challenges in the plastic pot market and turned Stewart into a market leader.
A Selection of the Stewart Planter Range
About Stewart Pots
The vast and varied range of pots and planters from Stewarts Garden Products means that they can easily cater for just about anything. If you’re looking to kit out a freshly laid patio, or add some interest onto your balcony, Stewarts Garden Products will certainly have something to offer. One of the popular ranges, Balconniere, incorporates a unique self-watering system, taking the practicality of the pots one step further. The Balconniere range is designed so that your plants and flower displays can survive if you need to go away, or simply haven’t got time to water them every day! If you’re looking for something more decorative, Stewarts popular Sylvan range will add something pretty, with all the practicalities of lightweight, hard-wearing plastic designed to last in your garden year after year.
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Tips on How to Plant up your Pots
Once you’ve carefully selected your pot from the Stewarts range, you’ll probably be wondering what to do next. Here’s a few handy hints and tips from us here at Crowders:
- After choosing your planters, its important to make sure there are sufficient drainage holes in the bottom, as water-logged compost can cause roots to rot, and plants to die. Some ranges from Stewarts come with pre-drilled holes: Wave, Low Honey Pot, Sylvan, Ancient Stone, Cillindro, Gothic and Grapes. The Palladian range has spikes located inside the pot, which can be easily cut off- providing adjustable drainage hole size. The Corinthian, Regency, Zurbano, Egg Pot and Smithy Tubs ranges all have marks for drainage holes- which can be drilled easily using a drill on a slow speed.
- Once your pots are prepared with drainage holes, its important to choose the right compost. Don’t use soil from the garden as its not nutritious enough; use a good potting compost, mixed with slow-release fertiliser and water retaining gel. Your compost should be moist, but not wet.
- Use the empty plastic bag and crumple it up into the bottom of your pot (if its a large pot) or add broken bits of terracotta pot, brick or stone to aid drainage and reduce the need for so much compost.
- Fill the pot nearly to the top with compost, and compact it down. Choose your largest plant and centralise it in the pot, digging a hole big enough for the whole rootball. Add the compost around the root and firm in with your fingers.
- Continue planting around the central plant- you cna plant closer together in a planter than you can in the ground.
- Finally- sprinkle some more slow-release fertiliser on top of the compost and water immediately. This will ensure your plants receive food and water quickly, and get them off to a good start.
- Position your new planter wherever you like on your patio or decking- and stand back and admire!
Snip Tip: Watch out for roots poking out through drainage holes. If you can see them- re-pot your plants quickly, or the compost will dry out very quickly.
Planting Idea Links
In need of some inspiration? Then check out these top planting ideas to make a stunning display…
- Why not try growing vegetables in pots on the patio with this helpful vegetable gardening guide?
- Almost all plants can be grown in pots, let this handy guide show you how to grow shrubs in pots.
- Contain your excitement! Why not grow your favourite plants in pots and move them to full view when they are looking great.
- Thinking of something new can be difficult so why not try one of these planted pot ideas.
- Container gardening on a budget? Why not see if any of these handy tips can help.
- The RHS is a good source of information and offers these container gardeing tips.
Container Gardening Accessories
Don’t forget to make sure you have the right accessories and equipment before planting up your Stewart Plastic Planters.