Containers

Are you looking for a container for your plants? Then you are at the right place at Trowbridge Garden Centre near Wingfield. Most plants will grow quite happily in containers and you can make just as fabulous a display using plants in containers as you can in the garden - great news if you're short on outdoor space. In our garden centre in Trowbridge - Wiltshire you'll find a container for every plant: just match your plants to the pot that suits it best for instant success. Do you have any questions about our containers? Then please contact us.

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How to repot a plant

Repotting a plant is a simple task when you know all the right steps. Whenever a plant outgrows a container, it should be replanted in a new pot. You will need the following: shears, rubbing alcohol, potting soil and plant containers. A tarp or sheet is optional. Follow the next steps:

  1. Before transplanting a plant into a new pot, even ou its shape by trimming away any excess growth around the top of the plant. Transfer your plant outside, or lay down a tarp or sheet to that you can easily clean up excess soil.
  2. Sterilize the new container by using rubbing alcohol to avoid the spread of any disease. Once it is dry, fill about one-third of it with potting soil.
  3. While holding the plant at the base of the stem with one hand, use your other hand to tip the old container upside down. Make sure to support the soil surrounding the plant as you tip it upside down. Tap the bottom and sides of the container to release the plant from it. Once the plant slides out of the container, turn it upright.
  4. With the plant still in your hand, gently pull away the old soil until only the roots and plant are left in your hand.
  5. Now place the plant in the new container, filling and packing soil around it until the soil is even and about a half-inch from the top of the pot.
  6. Give the plant a good watering. Now you’re done!

Curious about our plants to put in containers? Take a look at our container plants page.  

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Troughs and grow spaces

Troughs and grow spaces work brilliantly for growing vegetables on the patio. Place troughs against a wall to grow climbing beans, or divide a grow space as small as 1m x 1m into squares for planting a surprisingly wide variety of fruit and veg.

Hanging baskets

Hanging baskets brighten up the dingiest of entrance ways with brilliant scarlet pelargoniums or, for something different, tumbling tomatoes or chilies. In our garden centre you'll find not only the baskets but also liners and water-retaining gel to mix into the compost to hold on to moisture for longer. Find out more about hanging baskets in this news article about beautiful hanging baskets.

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Get your container at Trowbridge Garden Centre

Pots come in a huge range of styles and materials from ceramic to terracotta, stainless steel and stone. Let your imagination run riot creating mixed displays of perennials and shrubs in larger pots for instant impact. Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire garden centre for more information and advice about choosing containers. You can find our location and opening hours at our contact page

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