Terracotta arc pot
We think these classic, unfussy designs work best in an English garden. Although the inspiration came from Tuscany, the pots have been made in Turkey. They are hand thrown (sometimes from 2 pieces of clay for the larger pots) by Argun and his son who are the 3rd and 4th generation of potters from the Izmir region on the Aegean coast. The clay from this area ages to a lovely patina, as the salts slowly leach to the surface.
Each pot is fired to 1080 degrees C to make them as frost resistant as possible. However we would always suggest that, just to be extra safe, in the very cold months that you move empty or full pots into a sheltered spot.
Our pots are all hand thrown so each pot is slightly different in thickness and shape which gives them their unique character.
This pot has an extra large drainage hole the base.
Available in various sizes, all sold seperately.
- Small - width 59cm x height 32cm
- Large - width 53cm x height 45cm
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Q:Blueberry plant in pots?
Hello I have just taken delivery of three blueberry bushes and would like to plant them up into pots, but I am not sure what size pots I should use, or should I plant them on into larger pots at a later stage? Can you advise me please? The plants I have are "Nui," "Bluecrop" and "Ozarkblue". I realise they need ericaceous compost. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Many thanks AnneAsked on 25/2/2010 by Anne Meyjes
A:Hello Anne, You can either pot them up into an intermediate sized pot initially (say around 35-40cm diameter) and then move them up to a largish pot (around 60cm+) in a year or two, or pot them straight out into the larger pots. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 26/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Salix for growing in pots
Hello I am thinking of ordering two Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' which I plan to keep in pots. I know they arrive in 5 litre pots but should I transfer them to a larger ones? If so, could you tell me to what size pots and when I should do it. Many thanks HelenAsked on 28/12/2009 by Helen Hibbert
A:Hello Helen, They will need to be potted up as soon as possible into larger pots. I would aim for something at least 40 x 40cm and fill it with John Innes No 2 compost. You can do this at any time as long as the ground isn't frozen. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 29/12/2009 by Helen Hibbert
Q:Blueberries in a pot.....
Next year I want to grow Blueberries in a tub - 'Bluecrop' looks good. Do I need to have more that one plant for fruit? And what size tub would be suitable? Thanks KathAsked on 6/12/2009 by Kath Scott
A:Thanks - I'll sort the pot out and then place an order. KathAnswered on 9/12/2009 by Kath Scott
A:Hello Kath, These plants are self fertile so they do not need a pollinating partner, although you will often get a bigger crop if they do have one. You should aim to get a pot at least 60 x 60cm and fill it with ericaceous compost. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 8/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Growing Leucothoe in chalk soil?
Hello, I was wondering if you could help me please, I want to buy a Leucothoe, but I believe they need acid soil, unfortunately we live in Salisbury which is quite chalky. Could we dig a big hole, line it with thick black plastic, make holes in the bottom, fill it with ericaceous soil and keep it well watered, would that work I wonder? I would be very grateful of your advice. Many thanks SheilaAsked on 5/10/2009 by Anonymous
A:Hello Sheila, I'm afraid this does not sound ideal, and I would not recommend it as a long term option. You could however try growing it in a really large pot filled with ericaceous compost and leave it on your patio. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 7/10/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk