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The best plant pots to buy ahead of summer

WITH summer just around the corner, it's time to give your home or garden an update with the addition of a cute new plant pot.

As plants are back in fashion – there is a huge variety of containers to choose from, in all styles, shapes, sizes and materials.

Before buying bare in mind that some pots are specifically designed with the needs of particular plants in mind and can be deeper or taller.

Remember that plants grow, so before you know the little pot plant you bought last year might look cramped in its original home.

Make sure you buy a pot with room for your plant to breathe as it grows.

Whether you have a balcony, a terrace or a sprawling garden, our edit of planters would look just as good indoors on a kitchen window, as they would on a patio.

From freesias in a flamingo to tulips in a teacup, think outside the windowsill box and check out these cute plant pots.

Teacup

 

  • Chic cream rose teacup, £26, Interflora – buy now

Featuring a cream flowering rose planted in a white ceramic teacup and saucer with embossed heart motif, this would be the perfect gift for your plant loving friend.

If you're buying it for your own garden consider adding to it by using old teacups, making a tea set and placing it on an outdoor table for a stylish touch.

It is available for £26 from Interflora.

Pig

  • Resin pig planter, £18, Dunelm – buy now

Great for outdoor use, this resin pig planter from Dunelm is perfect for small plants.

Designed in the shape of a pig, it has been finished in a natural colourway and costs £18.

Extremely lightweight, resin simulates the look of natural materials well.

Ideal for porches or balconies, the material provides a durable planter with little moisture loss – meaning you won't need to worry about watering your plant so often.

Flamingo

  • Flamingo pink metal planter, £15, Dunelm – buy now

With an elegant design, this Flamingo pink metal planter is decorated in pink and white colours for feather detail.

It will be a nice addition to any garden, for those looking for something a little bit different.

It's currently selling for £15.

Watering Can

  • Yellow rose in watering can, £19,99, Bunches – buy now

Surprise a friend or your mum with this pretty yellow rose plant ready to be displayed in a vintage-looking watering can.

The watering can planter measures approximately: L27cm x W15cm x H38cm and will be a great addition to any balcony.

Of course, once the roses fade you'll be able to reuse the pot for any other plant. It costs just under £20.

Tiki Statues

  • Fibre clay tiki statue planter, £15, Dunelm – buy now

Infuse life into your outdoor space with this quirky tiki statue planter.

Available in a charcoal grey tiki head design, this planter is made from lightweight and durable fibre clay.

It offers a one plant pot and costs £15.

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