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sally smithsally smith Posts: 55
some advice? have lots of pots to put on my new patio and need lots of feet to go underneath.
Any tips for best value ones?


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,708
    "Feet for pots"? What do they look like? Never heard of them.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,443
    Depends how many pots and how you wish to align them - you can make your own supports just using wood.
    I have bought the terracotta feet but that was a long time ago so no idea of the cost these days.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,542
    They are not exactly cheap if you've got lots of pots. I don't bother, having had a large pot blown or knocked over and smashed one year. I've not had any problems with drainage that I know off but they do tend to keep the ants and woodlice out of pots. You could just use offcuts of wood or slabs.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 4,051
    In the DIY stores they seek them for c. 80p each. I think I bought mine from Homebase, but it could have been B&Q, very recently.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    I bought some rubber pot feet, they are like ice hockey pucks, and once the pot is balanced on them, they are invisible. This is for reference, not to drum up more business for Amazon.
  • sally smithsally smith Posts: 55
    Thanks for ideas- may go for making my own
  • sally smithsally smith Posts: 55
    Did wonder about those- just need to make sure my pots are clean so they’ll stick
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,875
    I've only got 1 big pot with an olive.
    I use some offcuts of wood about 6-8cm long 2cm wide 1 cm thick and the pot sits on 2 of them - 1 either side of the drainage hole.
    They're not long enough to be seen, so the pot just hovers 1cm above the patio :)
    They last a few years before needing to be replaced
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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,308
    Always worth looking at garden centres for any discontinued colours by Woodlodge who make a lot of pots. Picked up quite a few glazed ones for £1.99 per three pack. Otherwise the B&Q ones are nice and low profile and some of the cheapest

    But yes also easy enough to make some by reusing any suitable leftover materials.
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  • AngelicantAngelicant CheshirePosts: 128
    edited May 2021
    I just use bits of roofing tile 
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