Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl
Our stylish Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl is ideal for sophisticated spaces. You can take advantage of the rounded shape by using it in areas of high foot-fall. Furthermore, with three impressive sizes to choose from it is easy to find the perfect planter for your outdoor space. Additionally, you will notice they are made from 4 mm gauge Corten Steel. Not only does this give you fantastic strength but also weather-resistance and durability. You can fill your planting bowl with a variety of plants such as lavender or other scented species to create a sensory experience in your garden. Also, the gorgeous orange hue of the Corten Steel looks fantastic against green leaves and colourful foliage. If you like the bowl style, why not pair this with our other Planting Bowls to create a theme running through your garden.
What is Corten Steel?
Created in the United States in 1939, Corten or Weathering Steel is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts forming a protective coating which prevents degradation of the steel inside. Corten Steel is used all over the world. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten. Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia.
How will your Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl weather?
1. In most cases your Corten Steel product will arrive un-rusted. It may have a slight patina or dark oily residue, this is completely normal.
2. As weathering begins, the residue breaks down and the rusty colour will start to appear. During this time, any run-off may stain stone or concrete surfaces.
3. After weathering (around 6-9 months), run-off may still occur but it will be minimal.
What if you want to speed up the weathering?
Fortunately science is on your side with a quick and easy fix. All you need is salty water. Dissolve around 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1 litre of water to get a weak salt solution. Spray or paint the solution evenly over your Corten Steel and that’s it! Repeat this process around 5 times over the period of a couple of weeks and you’ll see the rust developing in no time.
Let Us Help
If you are having any trouble ordering or need any advice or assistance when using the site, don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 01245 422 353 or email us on [email protected]
When ordering your Corten Steel Bocca Planting Bowl simply click on the different size options and browse through our extensive range of planters on offer. Use the full colour pictures and useful descriptions to help you identify the best planters for your garden. Additionally, if you are looking for a particular planter, or size that is not on the website then give us a call and we will do our best to source it for you, or offer a suitable alternative.
Delivery Information And Costs
Lead times may vary but generally take around 8 working days. In most cases the delivery cost is £120, this is a customs charge. Pallet deliveries are kerbside only unless a suitable offload area is available.
If you have any questions regarding delivery of your order, please do not hesitate to contact us.