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Versailles oak garden planter
Painted-Lady butterfly on clematis flower

Versailles Oak Garden Planter 

     For our VERSAILLES planters we have chosen British Oak. The timber can be left au natural or finished with teak oil which enriches both the colour and grain. These wooden planters would grace any garden, entrance or courtyard. We will be increasing our range of Versailles British Oak planters, to include small outdoor planters to very large outdoor planters. If required, bespoke sizes can be manufactured to order. The internal walls of these planters are now painted with a waterproof  paint sealant.
Planter Dimensions: 50x50x60(h)cm
Versailles oak garden planter
Painted-Lady butterfly on clematis flower
Product Name
Quantity & Finish
(Select in Basket)
Versailles Wooden Garden Planter
  50x50x60 (VERSAI)
British Oak
Natural or
Teak oil
Versailles Wooden Garden Planter
  60x60x70 (VERSAI.6)
British Oak
Natural or
Teak oil
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 sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk  for a quote for delivery.

Large Shrubs in planters for impact.

In a sheltered garden,  Acers  make ideal planter  shrubs.
Position them away from  the buffeting of strong  winds  and where you can enjoy their early spring and Autumn foliage from  the warmth  of the house. Other good choices are Magnolia  stellata  and the evergreen  Magnolia  grandiflora  'Exmouth':  both provide attractive  flowers and foliage,  and keep a neat, interesting shape.
The frilly foliage the dwarf Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady' will be a show-stopper in a small garden or courtyard.  This little tree makes  a big impact with its well -proportioned  branches and beautifully  textured leaves.  For a similar  effect, and the bonus of late spring flowers  plant a Coronilla valentina ssp. glauca.
Evergreen shrubs will complement  a procession of seasonal  flowers  in planters. For added interest, choose ones  with  striking  variegated foliage,  such as Euonymus fortunei  'Coloratus',  Pittosporum 'Garnettii' and P. tenuifolium 'Purpureum' or 'Silver Queen'.  Another  good choice is a camellia whose evergreen foliage shines brightly  all year round. 
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. 
Page 1Plants for your Planters

Large Shrubs in planters for impact.

White, pink, red or two-tone flowers appear from late winter to mid spring.  Be careful where you site a camellia: the early morning  sun can damage frost-encrusted  buds and flowers, turning them brown.
For a less traditional look, choose  a sculptural specimen. Plants with  spiky foliage,  such as yuccas and the  windmill palm, Trachycarpus   fortunei,  will give any patio an exotic feel. The key to a long life for large shrubs grown in planters  is to give them a little regular  attention.  Once a year, lift off the mulch and the top 5cm  

Large Shrubs in planters for impact.

or so of the compost, top-dress with fresh compost and reapply  the mulch.
If you notice  that a planter  shrub  is failing to grow strongly  or is not flowering  well, it probablyneeds  replanting in a larger planter. If you don't have room for a larger planter,  then you can
prune  the plant's  roots, add some fresh  soil and put it back  into the same planter.
If replanting  a shrub into a larger  planter, limit the increase in size  of the new pot to within 5-10cm. It is hard  to regulate the moisture  level when  a planter  is over large and you risk parching  or swamping the plant it holds.
Always  give a plant a good soaking before removing  it from its planter, and have its new planter ready with  crocks  and compost in the base.  Carefully ease  the shrub  out of its old planter  and tease off some of the soil around  the rootball. Position it in its new planter and fill around the sides until the compost is about 5cm below the top of the planter. Water the compost thoroughly  so that any air pockets  disappear and add a layer of mulch to conserve  water and suppress weed seedlings.
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