- Lightweight fibreglass is easy to install and re position
- Terracotta finish
- Resilient and Durable
- Weather and UV resistant
- Variety of Finishes
- Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor Use
- Holes Drilled on Request
- As these are hand made the finish may vary from the image
When looking at the image of this planter, you would be forgiven for thinking it is actually a lot smaller than it actually is. From the image alone, this could be your average (albeit tastefully designed) kitchen bowl. However in reality it is a whole metre across in diameter and 50cm tall. This planter has been made in fibreglass to imitate the finish of terracotta. When looking at planters like this, we have to sometimes ask the question, form or function?
If the Thames planter were made of authentic terracotta, which has a tendency to be brittle and susceptible to the adverse effects of the weather – we might ask ourselves if this could actually be planted up. We would have to wonder if the pressure exerted on the planter by filling it with soil would prove to be a little too much. It could potentially cause or support the advent of cracking. In this case we might have to decide that this particular garden planter was more suited to an ornamental function rather than a practical one. However, as these are made of fibreglass, the only thing they have in common with the original material is the aesthetically pleasing finish.
They are lightweight, when compared to terracotta and they are robust. Not only they, they are far more structurally sound – so that they can be manufactured in a range of artistic and creative shapes without loosing their practical application. There should be no reason why this planter couldn’t be planted up with a range of colourful and exciting plants. Try planting it with hanging plants to give the impression of an organic fountain of foliage.
Alternatively, if you would rather use this planter ornamentally, there is no reason why it couldn’t be utilised as an actual water feature. Again, while cracks in authentic terracotta would inhibit its performance as a fountain, or cause it to shatter in the winter – fibreglass is watertight. Order this today, and guests to your garden or outdoor space could be as bowled over as we were by the Thames Bowl.