Alternative uses for flowerpots
Lately we have been discovering that flowerpots have a multitude of uses, not just as containers for beautiful plants. And if, like Hum Flowerpots, they don’t yet have holes in the bottom (they are easily drilled out if you need them) the range of potential uses is even greater. An attractive, brightly coloured pot will look good in many different situations, as a storage container in a child’s bedroom, or as the perfect recepticle for twine and secateurs in the potting shed. You could even use them as practical waste paper bins, in the bathroom or the office.
Hum Flowerpots also work well as wine coolers, especially if you have several grouped together and filled with ice and Champagne for a party. Alternative uses abound in the garden, from a handy place to keep seed packets, to the ideal container for picking fruit. But perhaps the most creative use of a flowerpot is to make a bumblebee house, as described by gardening celebrity David Domoney.
Basically, it involves digging a shallow hole in the ground and laying down a short piece of hosepipe, held in place with earth. You then take a flowerpot, fill it with straw and turn it upside down and place it over one end of the hosepipe, so the bumblebee can go in to the nest through the hosepipe tunnel. See his website for more details.
Although they have lots of different uses, we still think that Hum Flowerpots look best filled with lush plants, brightening up a patio or yard.