Plastic pots inside your "nice pots"
I've been trying to put plastic pots inside my nice pots, largely so that i can chop and change for my perrenials when coming into bloom, that i don't have time to re pot into the nice pots eg roses and peonies. Problem is, they never seems to fit properly or they always look awkward or ill fitting within the pot. Any brands that do plastic pots that fit nicer pots?
I just put plants straight into the ceramic pot of choice and organise the displays according to aspect and season so they get the right amount of sun or shade. I buy pots in the sales and have built p a collection over the years.
There's also a good range of decorative plastic pots available now in a good range of sizes, styles and prices and the bonus is they are lighter to move about.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
If you want a decent sized pot to fit as closely as possible to the nice one, you can cut the tops off the plastic pot. The most awkward shape of pot to fit anything inside are the bellied ones.
I have varying sizes of plastic pots - just bog standard ones though, that plants I've bought have come in.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
5 and 7.5 litre re-used plastic pots from bought plants and oakland.
Pot Pourrium frost resistant pots.
Oakland at least provide some idea of the sizes of their tapering plastic pots. Something there might be useful.
I ended up with mostly black Elho inner plastic pots inside something like this: https://www.diy.com/departments/verve-ammer-dark-grey-fibreclay-round-plant-pot-dia-42cm/5059340327655_BQ.prd (not the same brand, but similar in material, size and shape).
If I already had nice pots, I’d take note of the dimensions and buy a few likely inner pots from the GC, and return the ones that didn’t fit… My GC also has a ‘used plastic pots’ depot where anyone can leave their old plastic pots, or take the used plastic pots for free, but it would generally not have very large ones.
They don’t always fit perfectly — I tried putting gravel as a base layer in a couple of pots where the inner pot needed a bit of height, but after some time found one of my box balls had grown roots through the holes of the plastic pot and into the gravel… I now use either a layer of larger ‘pot-topper’ rocks or a small ceramic bonsai pot turned upside down, or spare pot feet, depending on how much lift is needed and taking care that water can drain well out of the nice outer pot.