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      08.07.2013 16:42
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      The hot weather is among us and its perfect timing to go and do a spot of gardening. I am not a huge fan of gardening but sometimes it is nice to add a bit of colour to the garden and I thought recently that it was the perfect timing to do so.


      == PRICE ==


      During my recent trip to B&Q I was on a look out for some gardening tools and some planting pots to lay out in the garden and porch. The gardening section at B&Q had a nice range of terracotta pots available but the smaller sized ones (28cm) really caught my eye so I thought I might as well buy them despite the price tag being at £4.50 per pot. The price is not too expensive, but personally for a small plant pot I was expecting it to be a bit cheaper, but then again from experience these are of good quality.




      == DESIGN & EXPERIENCE ==


      The terracotta pots are small in size and don't look that much different to normal basic plant pots. The small sized pots are measured around 28 cm and are a nice peach coloured. They are made from solid clay and therefore are very sturdy and strong. I personally found them to be of great quality and designed well. They are not particularly attractive but they do the job and let the contents display the beauty!

      Even the small sized pots have a great amount of room for the contents to grow, providing more than enough room for the plants to boom and grow to their potential. There is a hole located at the bottom of the base where the plant and soil can let excess water escape and allow the plant to breath.

      The terracotta pots are long lasting and keep the colour quite well, although as expected with time under the sun the colour does slightly fade from the pot, however they still remain resilient and strong which is the main thing. The only down side is that they are quite heavy, so it is a good idea to place them in the spot you want them to before adding the contents into them. I personally found from experience that adding the soil and seeds can make the pots quite heavy from my weak arms, but preplanning can be defeat this problem easily.



      == CONCLUSION ==


      Overall these are perfect plant pots, these are strong, sturdy and pleasant looking. Even the smaller pots are quite roomy providing more than enough room for your plants to grow beautifully. The price is a little above what I expected however for the quality you get it is more than worth the price.

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        08.07.2013 08:37
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        Basic but good quality plant pots

        Me and my fiancé are currently in the process of selling our home and around a month ago we had pictures taken of our house to go on the online advert and the property guide.

        In advance we spent about three weeks cleaning and trying to spruce up each and every room and when it came to our garden I decided flowers would be the best way to brighten it up. After doing up the garden the front of the house looked a little bare so I decided to buy a big plant pot to put a nice plant in to go by the door to make the house look a little more welcoming.

        I already had some small plant pots but wanted something bigger and better quality and as we have a B&Q local to us me and my fiancé decided to have a look what they had to offer. This is where we came across their terracotta plant pots, which come in a range of different sizes. There were some really big and bulky ones which I thought looked a little too distracting so in the end I opted for two of the smaller ones, which are the perfect size at 28cm.

        At £4.50 each these aren't the cheapest plant pots but because they're made from a really good quality, sturdy material I think that they will last for quite a while and after a month or so of being outside there are no cracks or anything like that. The pots are extremely basic in design and I don't think they're particularly nice looking but they're not ugly either - they just look like basic plant pots!

        Because the pots are made from clay they stay in place even when it is really windy which is brilliant. They're very easy to fill with soil as the opening is large, and they're easy to clean too. I have one either side of my front door and the plant pots aren't too bulky/distracting or anything and with the flowers in they make my house look brighter and more welcoming. Unlike the plastic pots that I have these dont have holes in the bottom which is good as when I water my flowers the water doesn't spill out of the bottom onto the driveway.

        I definitely recommend these plant pots as they're good quality and quite good value.

        Five out of five stars.

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        05.07.2013 17:51
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        I have a few of these and would buy more

        When we first moved here to Llandudno we lived in a house which had been a guest house and, at the back, there was a car park rather than a garden.

        We decided to fence off the end of the car park to make the space private and we had it paved to make a nice surface. We then built two long raised beds made from railway sleepers and began to buy pots of various shapes and sizes to make a display of flowering plants.

        One of the pots that we bought was a medium sized terracotta pot from B & Q. It is 23cm in diameter and it cost around the £3 mark.

        It is something that you need to buy when you have the car with you - it would be too heavy to carry home on the bus, especially if you had to walk any distance.

        The pot is, fairly obviously, that lovely sandy brown terracotta colour which looks so smart in the garden and sets off the colours of any plants a treat. You need to be careful when using these pots as they are breakable - if you do happen to break one remember to keep the bits to put in the base of other pots for drainage.

        To use this pot I broke up some polystyrene and put it in the bottom to aid the drainage. You can also use pebbles or pieces of old broken pots (as I just said) but polystyrene is lighter which makes a difference if you need to move the pots around once they are filled.

        Next I filled it up with compost and planted my little bedding plants in it. I watered it well when they were first planted and again every evening when the weather was dry and sunny. This is important as pots will dry out much more quickly than flower beds.

        In the winter I put terracotta feet under the pot - currently £2.25 for 3 in B & Q - to lift it off the floor and thus help it to drain more easily in the wet weather. This will prevent it becoming waterlogged.

        To be honest there isn't much more that I can say about a terracotta pot except that it is hard wearing and they are available in a huge range of sizes from small ones in which to plant cuttings to ones that look as though they should contain Bill and Ben!

        Definitely recommended by me!

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          22.04.2013 22:47
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          A great buy to cheer any outside area up with!

          Just recently I have moved onto cheering my garden up after spending ages getting the inside of my home into tip top and livable shape. Its mostly paved outside mine so I have hanging baskets and pots of all shapes and sizes scattered about, I love flowers but I am the first to admit that I am not green fingered really but am trying to learn and my Mum bought me a couple of terracotta pots from B & Q, along with some bedding plants and compost and she helped me pot the plants and pop a couple of these pots either side of my door.

          The Pots:

          B & Q sell all different sized and shaped pots my two measure 37cm and I think they are the middle sized pots and that there is one even larger than the one's I got however these cost my mum £7.50 each which she was pleased about because according to her they looked great quality, were the perfect size for what we wanted and felt heavy so wouldn't easily be knocked or get blown over by a gust of wind!

          In style these pots really couldn't be much simpler to look at. I really like them cos they allow my flowers to the talking and are unfussy, I do like things plain! They are simple sturdy and reasonably heavy terracotta pots which are a rich rusty colour with two sets of three lines running down the side of the pot and a large 'lip' to the top of it and they are round and rather deep. I simply popped my compost in and planted an array of flowers in there which was very simple to do though I do wish I potted them where I wanted them cos already rather heavy they only got heavier the more I put in, and Mum kept taking over as most Mums do and added things so I nearly killed meself just moving them!

          They look great in my garden though and don't move even in really windy conditions, I wipe them over and although they have been outside my property for a while now haven't faded or weathered so yep I really do appreciate them and can fully recommend them as they are great value for money and look lovely!

          Only available from B & Q and like I said earlier in different sizes too.

          This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          22.04.2013 22:04
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          Flourishes my flowers

          Product: B&Q Flower Pot Terracotta

          Price: £12.50

          Size: 66cm

          From: B&Q



          As summer is quickly approaching I wanted some fresh new pots to plant some lovely new colourful flowers ready for the new upcoming season.

          I didn't want to spend too much money on the pots as I needed three but I still wanted them to be of a decent quality.

          I decided to go for plain standard terracotta plant pots with the traditional flower shaped pot. I've used these in the past and I have always been pleased with the durability of the pot and also the appearance, especially when the flowers come into bloom, they can look really pretty against the different coloured flowers.

          I bought the pots from B&Q. I got three of the 66cm sized pots priced at £12.50 each. I felt that this was a reasonable price for a well made, sturdy and large sized pot. The pots vary in size, from smaller to larger style pots, they have something for everyone. Prices range from 50p - £12.50. The pots are plain and simple, with no decoration at all on them.

          The pot is made from polypropylene; these are manufactured from terracotta pottery which is basically a type of unglazed ceramic made from clay. The pots are quite heavy, especially the larger sized ones, and therefore you do not have to worry about the pot moving around from its chosen place or getting easily knocked over. The pot as a hole in the bottom for drainage, which of course I feel is the most important aspect of all.

          I find potting my flowers in these very simple and easy to do, my flowers have always flourished beautifully whilst using these. As the pots are used outside these can often get looking a bit grubby from time to time but I simply sponge over them with hot soapy water and they come up as new once again.

          The B&Q Flower Pot Terracotta are a product which I will buy time and time again. A great product which are fantastic value for money, a definite recommendation from me.


          Dooyoo Stars Rating: 5/5

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          22.04.2013 20:49
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          Cheap basic pots that can be deorated

          B&Q Terracotta Flower pots
          Our village is having an Open Gardens at the end of May and so I have spent this week end trying to sort out the mess in our garden left by the awful snow and severe frosts we had this year. We have, what I like to think of as an easy maintenance garden as we do travel quite a bit and I don't want to come back to a jungle on our return.

          Outside our back door we have a bricked area where I like to have a range of pots with annuals and other perennials that I can move around if they get less beautiful looking. At present I have a lovely show of daffodils, hyacinths and other bulbs with primroses and other Spring flowers and it looks a treat.

          However I also have some very large terracotta pots on the patio where we sit to enjoy our BBQs and meals when it is hot in summer. I have a range of pots, some glazed and others simple terracotta fired and unglazed which is what I am reviewing.

          Some of these pots I have had many years and others only a couple of years. The biggest size I have I did have two blue berry bushed in. Sadly despite the fact I have had these about six years today I have had to throw one away as it has completely fallen apart. One is fine and they have both been in the same place yet one has broken and the other has survived.

          These plant pots come in various sizes and I think I have all the bigger sizes from 20cm upwards. They vary in price and sometimes you can get them on offer too. These are so cheap comparatively; that despite the fact they are not frost proof I would say they are certainly worth buying as they are a great way of bringing some colour to your garden with a few annuals in each pot.

          I always put a good layer of drainage in my pots . They have a single hole for drainage in the bottom but if you put some pebbles, or in my case broken polystyrene from the punnets the annuals come in, it helps it drain well. I use the polystyrene as the pots are heavy enough and polystyrene adds no weight yet allows good drainage.

          I use potting mix in my pots and try to fill them in the place where they will stay as they are quite heavy to move once they are full of soil and plants. I have different sizes and some glazed pots as well as I like a variety and group my pots on the patio. I also place pots in my flower beds in places where there is a gap and to add a bit of colour. These pots are cheap enough to buy and pot around and change what is in then as the year progresses.

          I keep my bulbs in my pots and when they finish flowering I move them out to another area around the back and replace them with pots filled with summer annuals. This way I manage to have some seasonal colour throughout the year.

          During the winter I try to prevent them getting frosted by collecting them together and putting them in a sheltered spot close to a wall. This seems to have worked most years but sadly this year proved to be just too cold for too long or maybe it was because it was so wet and the pots soaked up the moisture which then expanded when it froze.

          The design of these pots is pretty basic like a standard terracotta pot with a sort of self coloured ribbing texture which does add a bit of interest. I have in the past used house paint to paint my own designs on these pots. I also did this with my children who each did a couple of pots. These looked great and lasted a few years but we have not dome this in awhile. In fact this has inspired me to do it again this year.
          You can put little plastic or terracotta saucers under the pots if you want to use them inside but I don't worry as mine stay outside year around. I do sometimes bring in my geraniums in the winter and this is when I put the saucers under the pots as otherwise soil leaks through the hole at the bottom.

          All in all these make a quick, easy and fairly cheap way to add a few pots with flowering plants for colour to your garden. It means that you can change the contents as the year progresses and fill empty or dull patches with a bit of colour. Don't expect them to last forever but if you want a pot that is frost proof then you will need to spend a bit more money and get a glazed one that says it is frost proof on the label.

          These will also make a great fun craft activity to do with children as they can paint them and the paint will certainly last a season. They can then plant some seeds in them and enjoy the fun of watching them grow in their own decorated pots.

          Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same username.
          ©Catsholiday

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          21.04.2013 20:08
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          I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good deal on simple terracotta pots.

          I bought these to fill up some extra spaces that I had in the garden that ruined the "scenery". So I decided to get plant some very small "mini" trees and plants to make my back garden a bit more "exotic".
          I found these in B&Q a few years ago made me buy them is mainly the reasonable price and the simplicity of the design.

          They cost £4.50 each. This is quite competitive comparing to other brands such as home-base however if you shop around on the internet im pretty sure you can get a better deal on some similar pots. But if you just want to buy them from your local B&Q then this is a good deal anyway

          The terracotta pots have a very strong build that can take a heavy load of soil without any doubt as they are made are very thick, so the can last for a few year without any problems.

          They have a very simple design with a thick rim and 2 pairs of faint stripes throughout the body. I really like this as it allows you to focus on the shape and beauty of the plants rather than the pot its self.

          The pots are easy to clean and do not need that much maintained to keep them clean and good looking. So these score highly on ease of use in my book.

          Overall, these are good looking simple pots that can keep your garden's plants looking good from top to bottom.

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            19.04.2013 10:29
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            The ideal garden pot

            There are few colours that really, really work well in the garden. Grey stone is one, but you could hardly conceive of a less welcoming material. Much like your average bureaucrat, It has no warmth. No Elan. That's where terracotta makes a welcome, calming presence. And nowhere will you find it used so widely, as you will with garden pots. And B&Q is as good a place to find them as any.

            From those of you who know a little Italian (Points: I do! He's over there. Drum roll, clash of cymbals) you might recognise Terra as in Earth and Cotta as in fired. This clay building material has been used throughout history for a whole host of different objects and purposes. It is weather resistant, relatively cheap to produce, resilient and easily shaped before being fired. For the purposes of garden pots, this usually includes a drainage hole at the bottom to stop the soil becoming waterlogged.

            Terracotta pots can be heavy, dependant on size, and they will shatter if dropped onto a hard surface. But treat them carefully, and they will be around for quite some time. B&Q do a wide range of sizes, shapes and even colours, but standard round Terracotta is best for me. You can use a liner in the pot to protect the inside finish and provide a little extra cold weather protection for whatever is inside, just be sure to remember to poke a hole in the bottom before filling.

            In terms of placement, they look good anywhere. If you are putting them on top of soil, roots can grow through the bottom as the plant strives to grow. This can be stopped without interfering with drainage by buying a terracotta floor tile and placing it underneath. The largest B&Q Terracotta pot we have contains a five foot Acer (Japanese Maple). They come in a number of cultivars, but this one produces small red leaves that become blood-red before shedding. It looks fantastic twinned with this pot and we're thinking of buying another to match it.

            The pot itself is six years old and has not weathered. Our cat loves to sit in the pot, shaded by the leaves above and just chill. I know exactly how she feels. Recommended buy.

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              17.04.2013 10:33
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              Great budget pots

              As I have mentioned previously in one of my earlier garden related reviews, my garden is very basic!

              I find that I have very little time to spend in the garden due to work commitments and the commuting involved, and so I really try to keep a pretty much maintenance free garden, which just takes an hour or so each week to maintain in order to keep it looking neat and tidy.

              My garden therefore consists of a modest lawn area, a small patio area, a small garden shed, a couple of little trees in a small bordered area, some solar powered lights, and several pots containing simple hardy shrubs and plants.

              I have generally collected up a number of pots over the years, but around August time last summer I decided I could manage another 2 pots to liven things up a little, and when I spotted a couple of terracotta style plant pots in my local B&Q store I realised that they were perfect for my simple little garden.

              The plant pots in question are just simple plain Terracotta pots and they are available from any B&Q store, at a surprisingly low cost of only £1:50 per pot!
              The pots are a nice bright orange colour, and are circular in shape, with a decent sturdy base to them. They have a few faint lines going around the exterior of them to add a little shape to an otherwise plain looking pot. These pots are only quite small at just 23cm in diameter, and so they are only really suitable for small plants and shrubs, and are designed for exterior use only.


              The design on the whole is very good, with a good base to them, and a nice thick rim at the top. Although these pots are quite weighty (quoted as being 1.6 kg's) I still put a few heavy stones into the bottom of the planters to give them some weight and stability during the windy months that typically batter my little garden. A large bag of compost covers the stones in both pots, and filled them both nice and full, and they now sit proudly on my patio - ready for some new plants to be potted for the summer months to come. If anything they look too new at the moment and make my original (older) pots look very dull and shabby.
              Overall the basic B&Q Planters are a great buy. They are pleasing on the eye, and for such a low price, they seem tough enough to withstand any usual conditions in my garden. They sit nice and solidly on the ground, with all areas of the base nice and flat and making a good contact with my patio flags, producing no wobble or rocking effects if knocked.
              I am pleased with my purchase here and hope that they provide me with many years of use. I may even treat myself to a few more later in the year.


              Thanks for reading.


              © L500589 2013

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              15.04.2013 21:31
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              flower pots

              When spring comes round and we get a few days of nice weather we always start thinking about the garden and what we can do to brighten it up. Last year, this was especially true as we were selling our house. The garden was not the largest and we had several areas of decking that I thought could do with brightening up. Obviously, we didn't want to spend too much money as we were not intending to be there to enjoy it. Therefore, we decided a few well placed flower pots with bright flowers in would do the trick.

              At our local B&Q there was a vast array of pots to choose from. I knew I wanted terracotta as I felt that this would be fairly taste-neutral and look in place with our garden too. What I didn't account for is quite how many varieties -style and size - there would be! In the end we opted for four 37cm pots at £7.50 each. These I would describe as medium sized and held a small plant or shrub quite nicely. Ours had a series of rings around the outside so it had a patterend appearance but they were also available with a plain appearance. They felt quite heavy to lift - they are quite thick - but feel very robust.

              We potted various flowers in ours and they were easy to fill and move even when full. They looked smart and attractive too. They were heavy enough to withstand knocking with a ball or heavy winds too, so stood up to the rigours of being outdoors well. Over time, they did weather. By the time we moved out in winter, they had begun to look a little grubby with black dirt and mould. We did take one with us though, which is outside our front door and we have hosed this down and it has washed up a treat - not quite like new but not far off! Therefore, I think these are great value for the price we paid and I recommend to anyone who is looking to get their greenfingers out!

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                B&Q Terracotta flower pot

                I have some decking in my garden on which we have some nice garden furniture. There is quite a lot of space around this and one of the ways I like to decorate the decking is by using potted plants. They look really nice around the decking area and are easy to look after and maintain. I mostly have little bushes in the plant pots and I think the green looks great against the terracotta colour of these mini trees.

                I love terracotta pots. I think they give my garden quite a Mediterranean feel to it even though we are in England and warm it up with a bit of colour. These terracotta pots from B and Q are heat as they are well made and come at a great price too. Thee are various different sizes of pot that you can buy but I purchased the 29cm pots which cost just £4.50 each. You can get other sizes such as 23cm and smaller but I like the look of these and find that I can replant shrubs and plants into these easily.

                What I really like about these pots is that they are very plain and classic looking. They have a rim around the top which is fairly thick and then there are two bands of rings around the pot too to give it a bit of a look but nothing too patterned and over the top. The pots are quite thick but not very heavy so they are easy for me to move around the decking.

                A well made pot which looks great in my garden.

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                Our garden is mostly patios and decking so we do not have much in the way of flowerbeds, just a couple of small ones where the dog can't get to to dig them up. We therefore have lots of pots and hanging baskets and that kind of thing set around the place with plants in.


                We bought some of these terracotta clay pots from B&Q a few years back, they are not great big ones but measure about 14 inches high and about the same across the diameter of the pot. They are just the right size for potting a single plant like a geranium or something. We have geraniums in our pots and they seem to flourish well and come back year after year. The pots are really pretty, they look like a plain plant pot but they have some ridged stripes going around the outside which give the pot a bit of decoration. The ridged bits also give you a better grip when picking up the pots after they are full of earth and plants.


                The pots are hard wearing, we must have had these now for about three years. They look a bit more worn on the outside but they don't look horrible or anything, I think it adds to the look of the pot once it ages a bit. There are no cracks in them even though they have been left out in all weathers. We didn't put any stones in the bottom for drainage, there is a hole in the bottom to let out the water so they don't get waterlogged, you can put small stones in the bottom over the hole but we didn't bother and the plants have grown nicely and we get lots of flowers throughout the summer.


                These pots are currently selling in B&Q for £7.50 each so a good price to pay if you want individual plants around your patio.

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                15.04.2012 17:25
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                A great gift to give or recieve for anyone!

                Now the kids have grown up a bit and they aren't falling over and hitting themselves on anything they can see in the garden (literally!), me and my other half have started to take a bit more of an interest in our garden. Before it was kind of pointless because a plant pot would either be smashed, or there would be toys spread around everywhere, pretty much ruining the look, if you know what I mean! But as the garden is a bit more useable know, about a year and a bit ago I went out on a search for some cheap, but decent plant pots. Where was my first stop? No where else but the legendary B&Q of course! After getting lost in their never ending isles I eventually came to the plant pots! And as we were on a bit of a budget, I thought that this own brand terracotta pot would definitely be worth it! Here are the prices and the pot sizes, starting with the smallest and getting bigger.
                9cm - 50p
                15cm - 75p
                19cm - £1.25
                23 cm - £1.50
                29cm - £4.50
                37cm - £7.50

                We brought five 50p pots, and a couple of £1.50 pots. Five little ones to scatter around a make the garden a bit prettier, and two bigger pots to grow something bigger in. As I have listed above, they have loads of different sizes and they are all very decent, cheap prices. All together we only spent a fiver for 7 pots. A good investment and even if they only lasted 6 months, it wouldn't exactly cost much to replace them!
                Once we had got them in the car (not the easiest task when it is just me and my 11 year old!) and arrived home I could already see that they would tie in very nicely. We set the two bigger pots next to each other and dotted the smaller ones around on the soil and pavement. I didn't dare put one on the grass in case the dog peed in it! But even without plants in, they actually looked pretty nice scattered around and gave you something to look at when you went out into the garden. Their simple design also added to the look. A nice and plain fold at the top like most pots for grip. And also two strips of three lines of risen ribbing. The ribbing is also nice because although it is very under stated it really does have a big effect and I think it is must nicer than a plain brown pot. Barely noticeable when quite far away, but a really nice touch once you get up closer too the pot.

                After we had gone and brought some plants, we started potting them which was also very easy. If you are worried about the drainage of the water and that your beloved plant might drown, then I can also tell you that there is a big hole in the bottom especially for that purpose. Great for draining, not so great when you have soil in it and have to pick it up to move it! So there is one tip from me, pot the plant *exactly* where you want it to stay! Unless you want a big soil mess all over the floor I guess. If you do, I would say you do have some serious problems and I would say you need a trip to the doctors!
                Once we had potted everything, the garden did look really nice and the natural looking pots and bright flowers matched very nicely indeed. They lasted through the summer really well and with regular watering, kept the flowers nice and healthy. I was really impressed as they dealt with blazing hot sun (not that that did happen that often! Ah the great British summer!), the pretty much torrential rain and the normal mild days. Altogether things were going rather well! Then for the poor pots, the most dreaded weather came... Snow! Sadly, only my two big pots actually made it through the harsh winter we had thrown on us :( But I will admit I didn't expect that much as the little ones were only 50p and that snow really was harsh! I think what happened was the snow seeped into them and gradually froze the pot and cracked it. All I know is that all the small pots have some pretty big cracks between them. I think the only thing holding them together was the frost!

                So what would I say about these Terracotta pots? Why did I give them 4 out of 5 stars if they cracked?! Well, I really would recommend these if you want to give your garden a bit of a makeover, but you are on a budget. Then again, even if you are not on a budget I would still recommend these! They aren't the best quality ever, but I can bet you a more expensive one would have cracked in that harsh snow as well. And I gave them four out of five stars for that exact reason too. B&Q have thought about this product and really have put some effort into making it the best it can be without getting too expensive. It's easy too use, has a good drainage system and really does what it says it does. It doesn't claim too be amazing, and it isn't that perfect. I can say that the pick Ciao have posted doesn't really do it justice either. From that it looks really shallow and you would think as it gets thinner the closer to the bottom you get, it would be really tiny at the bottom. However, I think it is actually pretty good sized. Though I am not actually sure what size they have in the picture.
                So yes, I would recommend as they are great value. Even if you are struggling with money, they are a great addition to any garden and well worth the little amount you have too spend out. I think they would also be a good gift if you know someone who enjoys gardening. If you were too give this as a gift then you could get quite a few for say a tenner and I think they would be very grateful for it! An amazing, little pot!

                Thanks for reading! :) Please comment and rate all you like as well! :)

                *Also Posted on Ciao under the same name*

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                  04.12.2011 19:15
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                  Great value for money pots

                  B&Q is a place I like to go into regularly - mainly to have a look at the wood and the gardening stuff while my other half looks at the soft furnishings and cushions and stuff. My little lad comes along with me, not his mum, and we have a wander round together.

                  Last summer we bought a few hanging baskets and I also got some good terracotta pots while I was there. They cost only £1.50 each and I bought a few in different sizes as every now and then I thnik we'll start to plant some stuff like cherry tomatoes and herbs and stuff, which would save us having to buy them and therefore save us some money as we are short on cash.

                  I bought three of the smaller 20cm ones and 2 of the larger 40cm ones. They have holes in the bottom for the drainage and are very strong and sturdy pots - you can tell just by handling them. The little lad helped me plant seeds and we grew some quite successfull tomatoes and some chives and lomon grass, which smelled gorgeous. It was good to see them grow and he was fascinated and used to give his teacher regular updates and write it in his school diary - me and my dad's garden, he called it.

                  We still do it now most wekends and it keeps him out of mischief and does save us money. The pots have been fantastic in my opinion, and only one of them has cracked, but this was my fault as I should have brought it inside. I had left it our overnight and it was a really cold night - very frosty, so the inevitable happened and the flaming thing smashed right down the side.

                  I made use of the broken pot though by smashing it into smaller bits and using that for drainage as well, waste not want not. The little lad has decorated some of them in bonny patterns and we've glazed them and have put one on his window sill. Looks smashing.

                  Really recommended.

                  Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead

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                  02.08.2011 22:34
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                  Recommended as a basic pot.

                  My partner recently bought 6 terracotta flower pots from B&Q to pot some herbaceous plants that we'd also bought as a project to work on with our children. Neither of us are gardeners and so we took the advice of the sales staff at B&Q and they recommended that these very basic terracotta pots would do the job fine. Each were 23cm in diameter and they cost just £1.50 each. There are other sizes also - a 19cm diameter which cost £1.25, a 29cm diameter which cost £4.50 and a 37cm diameter which cost £7.25. All of these pots, I think, are a really good price as 6 pots for £9.00 sounds pretty unbeatable to me.

                  These pots, as I said, are basic flower pots that are manufactured from terracotta pottery. They have no decoration on them whatsoever, and therefore they are purely to be used for practicalities and if the focus is to be what is in the pot rather than the pot themselves! I know some people that have very elaborately designed pots which become a focal point in themselves - but these pots would not be good for this purpose. Having said that, they look traditional and well made and so do not look out of place in a nicely kept garden.

                  The pots feel sturdy and weigh 1.6kg and so they are heavy enough, especially with soil in them also, to provide a solid base. They do not get blown over and they do not get easily knocked over by the kids if they are running around - although they can be toppled if they suffer a heavy knock. However, despite two pots being knocked over, neither pot has suffered any chips or cracks. The pots do have a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot also.

                  The herbs have flourished well - which is surprising as we really haven't bothered with them much.....no green fingers in my famlily......but the pots have served us well. I would recommend them if you're looking for a basic terracotta pot for your plants.

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                  Traditional clay flower pot. Size: 23cm