WHICH PLANTER?

The Simple Things - - HOW WE LIVE -

You can use any­thing you like to put a plant in so long as it doesn’t leak. From ex­pen­sive ce­ramic planters to re-used cans (olive oil tins are good op­tions), there is no end of choice. Be sure that the plant is in an in­ter­nal pot with a hole for drainage, though – other than lack of wa­ter­ing or light, the one thing house plants can­not en­dure is sit­ting in water. If wa­ter­ing is too much of a re­spon­si­bil­ity, choose a self-wa­ter­ing pot.

1. UP­SIDE DOWN POT WHITE SKY PLANTER BY BOSKKE, £12.50

Plant with herbs and dan­gle in the kitchen for easy snip­ping, or sus­pend other plants dec­o­ra­tively around the house. cow­andco.co.uk

2. SELF-WA­TER­ING POT EVA SOLO SELF-WA­TER­ING HERB POT, £45

A wick sup­plies the plant with water from a reser­voir be­neath it. All you have to re­mem­ber is to fill it up. john­lewis.com

3. BELL JAR BOT­TLE TER­RAR­IUM WITH CON­CRETE BASE: SMALL, £25; LARGE, £30

Put a pot or two of suc­cu­lents and cacti be­neath the glass dome for max­i­mum im­pact. shop. na­tion­al­trust.org.uk

4. TER­RAR­IUM LARGE GLASS HOUSE TER­RAR­IUM, £60

A mini green­house in which to cul­ti­vate a few ferns or other trop­i­cal plants. It’s sealed so will re­quire no wa­ter­ing. shop. na­tion­al­trust.org.uk

5. CE­MENT POT STRATTON CE­MENT BOWLS, £35 FOR TWO

The rough tex­ture and sub­tle greys of ce­ment and con­crete look good in mod­ern in­te­ri­ors and act as a foil to plants with dark green fo­liage. gar­den­trad­ing.co.uk

6. FLOOR PLANTER MID- CEN­TURY TURNED LEG PLANTER, £149

A con­tem­po­rary take on a Vic­to­rian jar­dinière. Needs a de­cent sized plant such as a ca­lathea or a large cac­tus to pull it off. west­elm.co.uk

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