In the Shedquarters – Garden planters that are bang on trend

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Succulents are this year’s big thing so pop them in funky garden planters. These baby heads by Potted Store really make me laugh. They add a real whack of personality to any garden design. I love the fact that you could put different shaped plants or foliage in the garden planter and they would create different hairstyles. Great for presents, and you could give one to each member of the family.

Bang on trend

Succulents are bang on trend at the moment and their variety of textures and colours gives a sumptuous feel to any space. The lack of colour in the planter aids colourful planting and repetition in any space. I have a large selection of succulents on my windowsill here at the Earth Designs Shedquarters. They are super low maintenance, and provide a real greenery boost.

Succulents taking centre stage at the Shedquarters

Succulents taking centre stage at the Shedquarters

Pop them anywhere

I would like to think that if you have a shelf, a flight of steps, the top of a raised bed or a low wall, there is place for you to add some of these. Perfect for small garden design where you really need to up the ante with features, you could create a series of these along a theme. Often with ceramics, you would need to bring them in at the first signs of frost. For example it could be that they will contain the spring bulbs, culinary herbs, succulents – the possibilities are endless.

Variation on a theme

If you like this idea you could have a go yourself by filling a dolls head with a succulent or alpine. It would also be good to see if you could supersize by taking a mould from a Girls World toy styling head. I would love to experiment with this idea and also to see if you can actually pigment the concrete or plaster. To create a series of bright orange double head planters in polished concrete would be great fun and low cost.