Our Gardens and Terraces are in need of a 'heritage' makeover
Whilst I have enjoyed the trend for muted National Trust and heritage paint colours with soft muted hues that have been used in garden furniture and design for some considerable time now. I have got to be honest, I am getting rather bored of sage green painted Georgian doors and the over use of chalky emulsions and oily eggshells, with curious names like Arsenic, Drab, Baby's Breath and Dead Salmon. There will always be a place for this understated look, but when it comes to creating a contemporary style for planters in your garden there is something rather appealing to a bit of out door sparkle.
This new collection of designer planters and pots are called the Egg range. Looking like the sort of giant egg cup that you would only find in Jack and the beanstalk, these are truly majestic pots. The largest one is measures 75cm x 75cm x 63cm. There is a medium size that is 50cm x 50cm x 50cm and the smallest pot is still a substantial 40cm x 40cm x 40cm. There are a variety of designs from a simply white and silver , to a more sophisticated white with gold band and black base. There is a chequered pattern in white with black checks. What is so appealing about these planters is that you don't have to be a gardener to create a spectacular look. You can use the colour of the pots to helps to create a striking look by using a simple green shrub. We love this plant called Daphne Transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance 'which has an impressive fragrance and neat, semi-evergreen growth and white flowers with pink tubes.