Ocean Plastic Pots

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13cm Ocean Plastic Plant Pot and Saucer Set.

Made in Scotland, from Rope and Fishing Net. 

Made from 100% recycled material, they can be recycled again after use.

This set contains a 13cm Ocean Plastic Pot with the matching saucer, the colour comes from the raw material.

These plant pots can be used in the home with houseplants or outside in the garden. They don't chip, absorb water or suffer frost thaw damage.

Ocean Plastic Pots has won "The Sustainable Garden Product of the Year Award" at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2021 for the Chelsea Pot. 

 

More about Ocean Plastic Pots:

Ocean Plastic Pots is inspired by Ally Mitchell’s passion and determination to help turn the tide on the large volume of plastic found in our seas, causing grave harm to the future of our planet. 
 
As a commercial diver having worked across the world from the Ivory Coast to Singapore and Europe, Ally has experienced first hand the detrimental impact plastic waste is having on our oceans and marine life. 
 
t is estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans every year, a terrifying amount.
 
In December 2019 a whale washed up on Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris. It had 100kg of rope, fishing net and plastic debris inside of it. Three months later Ally found himself working as a diver on the salvage of a cargo ship the MV Kaami. The ship was carrying 1937 tons of palletised refuse derived fuel (shredded plastic) to be incinerated. 

It had hit a reef only 20km from the very same beach where the whale had washed up. This job was the catalyst behind Ocean Plastic Pots.
 
Diving in this amount of refuse and seeing the impact of plastic waste on our marine life inspired Ally. He taught himself some basic, manufacturing techniques and started making plant pots from plastic he picked off the beach as well as discarded ropes and fishing net. All this was done from his home in Glasgow. 
The pots themselves although durable and built to last can also be recycled again, creating a circular economy.
 
Eight months later the father of two has gone from making small pots himself and selling them at a local food market in Edinburgh to securing a manufacturer in Scotland to produce larger pots on a much bigger scale to meet demand.
  
Designed in Glasgow and made in Scotland, Ocean Plastic Pots is Growing Awareness of Plastic Pollution.

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Cactus Care Tips: The most common question I get asked is 'How NOT to kill your Cactus'

So here it is plain and simple...

 

 Cactus Tips: Luckily our little prickly friends are hearty creatures & are built for mother nature's land of neglect... the desert. The most common cactus or succulent killer is over watering. Your cactus wants  'dry feet' as its typical terrains are dry & arid, so go easy on H2O so the roots don't rot.

         Only water when soil dries. This can range depending the environment, but usually once a month in cooler seasons & no more than twice a month in warmer seasons. During the winter cold season cacti and succulents become dormant so you do not need to water them, give them a lil winter break. Ideally use a spray bottle or mister & try not to water the actual plant, but the soil directly around the base. 

        Your concrete planter porous so the pot itself recreates a rocky base and imitates the natural layers for drainage that the plants enjoy from their desert home. Also each parcel includes a layer of extra stones for the pot bottom to help with drainage for roots & extra acidic cactus soil. As a rule of thumb it's good to re-pot your cactus or succulent every 2-4 years, either if it's grown enough to go up a pot size, but mainly to replenish the soil's nutrients.

        Cacti & Succulents prefer light & warmth, but avoid direct sun as they can burn. To assist with growth & flowering use cactus feed in every other watering.

         Thank you for your support & I hope your purchase brings you a little sunshine indoors.

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