Despite the tempramental weather I have found myself charged up with an energy for gardening on my tiny balcony [more of that later this week]. Anyway, one thing any gardener novice or otherwise will tell you is that the right container is the most important thing and I didn’t realise this until I actually began thinking I could just start planting and then figure out the containers later! Bad move and pretty pointless as I soon discovered – planning is key!
So here’s my round-up of eight lovely planters if you are planning a spot of gardening this ‘summer’.
 Verdigris Chinese Planter £32, OKA  Iznik China Planter £48, OKA  Olas Ceramic Planter £10, John Lewis  Lead Effect Square Planter £19.99, Homebase  Embossed ceramic Owl Planter £40, Next.
 Coral-Crackle Herb Pots £8-£12, Anthropologie
 Set of 3 Bassano Planters [only one shown here] £144, Garden Trading
 Hex Terracotta Pots £8.95 each, The Balcony Gardener