If you like growing flowers or vegetables in containers, you may like to add these inexpensive plant holders to your shopping list…
I’ve been saving my review of the Breezy Garden plant holders so that I could show you a couple of pictures of plants in them rather than little seedlings.
I met Noel Joyce last year at an Enterprise Board lunch and was intrigued by his product when he explained it to me… simple plant pot holders that could be fixed to fencing, making gardening more accessible to those less able to bend or dig. I wont go into the detail of how the plant holders are fixed to fencing as The Secret Garden did a great job explaining it in their review and none of the gardens I work with have any fencing. This was not a problem however as the holders have holes in them allowing them to be screwed or nailed into walls or panels.
The first group who saw them were a bunch of horticultural therapy adults I garden with where all the plants are grown in raised beds. Here we screwed the planters into an arbour and added pots with peas that we hope will grow up the lattice. It was also mentioned that the pot holders could be screwed into the sides of the high raised beds adding an additional planting area.
The following day I took the remaining pack (that contains three plant holders) to Goresbridge Community Garden. There’s a large grey wall there that we’ve often thought needed a bit of cheer. We added pots with nasturtiums that will trail down, brightening up an otherwise dull space, with the flowers acting as a companion plant in the garden too, we have a double bonus.
All the gardeners I’ve shown this product to liked it and asked where they could buy it. The could see the benefits not only to people wishing to garden with mobility problems but also as a way of adding to their own container planting and adding colour to areas that have so far been neglected. Retailing at €4.99 for three holders, do bear in mind that you’ll be putting regular plastic plant pots into them and if you were setting out to buy terracotta or fancy plastic pots you’d be spending a lot more than that for three containers…
What do you think? Could you see a home for the plant holder in your garden? I know I’m eyeing up bits of wall here now that I hadn’t considered decorating with flowers, vegetables or herbs.