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Tudor Twist Garden Planters 

The Tudor Twist wooden planter has an engaging twisting construction reminicent of a Tudor chimney pot.
The floor of the planter is 30cm from the top of the 'tower', so you don't need to fill the whole thing with planting medium, although this can be adjusted on request. It weighs over 25Kg so is very stable even in a strong wind.
The Tudor Twist is made from lengths of 4.5cm x 4.5cm square lengths of timber which are planed, nailed, glued and (in the case of Scandinavian Red Pine) treated with a high quality, plant friendly, water repellent preservative.
The base is slatted to allow for drainage. The internal walls of these planters are now painted with a waterproof  paint sealant.
Planter Dimensions: 35x35x80(h)cm
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Product Name
Quantity & Finish
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Tudor Twist Wooden Garden Planter
Scandinavian Red Pine
Tudor Twist Wooden Garden Planter
Scandinavian Red Pine
Clear, Golden Brown, White or Sage
Tudor Twist Wooden Garden Planters
Scandinavian Red Pine
Farrow & Ball
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email  for a quote for delivery.

Rhododendrons and Azaleas in planters.

Many of our best-loved garden shrubs, such as rhododendrons  and azaleas,  gaultheria, heathers, kalmia and several heath land berries,  require very particular  soil conditions  in order to thrive. These  plants  grow  naturally in peaty or boggy  locations,  particularly in areas with high rainfall, and in soils rich in leaf-mould. All these  conditions give soil an acid  quality, and such plants  will struggle where  the soil contains  chalk or lime, which are alkaline.  Many of these  plants,  such as heathers, belong to the family Ericaceae,  and they are often referred to as ericaceous. Other garden  favourites,  such as magnolias, pieris, skimmia and even lupins, will tolerate  a little lime but not much, and some shrubs grown for autumn colour, including, coryopis,  enkianthus, Fothergilla  and witch hazel (Hamamelis),  only produce  a really good show if grown in lime-free, humus-rich soil. If your  garden has chalky,  alkaline soil, planters  offer the perfect opportunity to grow  plants  that dislike this. 
Plants for your  Planters
To help you select the best plants for your planters. Here is a list of two hundred plants, with pictures,  for planters listed by colour & season .

Grow Rhododendrons and Azaleas in planters.

In a planter  you can give acid-loving plants  the conditions  they love. Using a lime-free compost is absolutely essential when growing  acid-loving plants  in planters.  Most proprietary compost contain  some lime, so you must choose  one that is labelled as an ericaceous compost. Many  of these are largely composed  of peat, but if you are concerned about the damage  to the environment caused by cutting  peat, you should  be able to find a compost made  with an acid  peat substitute. Ericaceous  composts  are fine for temporary  use, but  for a permanent planting their nutrients will  soon be  exhausted. Instead,  use a

Rhododendrons and Azaleas in planters.

mixture of two parts  (by volume)  of moss peat or an acid  peat substitute  to one part of good, fresh weed-free garden soil.
This mixture will suit most acid-loving plants and will sustain good growth for much longer  than compost alone.Watering planters
Because  tap water is alkaline  it will, eventually,  have  an effect  on lime-hating  plants. Even if the plant is growing in an acid  compost, its leaves will gradually turn yellow,  it will cease to thrive and will ultimately  die.
Ideally, planter grown ericaceous plants should  be watered with rainwater or distilled water (such as that produced  by dehumidifiers).
If you do not have a water butt, and your  only  water source is the tap, add a splash of vinegar  to the watering can before you dampen your  acid-loving plants. You can also water planter-grown  acid-lovers  with a specially  formulated  ericaceous plant tonic from  time  to time to give them
an added lift.
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