Drainage We've made our plant pots without drainage holes to give you the choice on how you want to use them. You might not want to have holes in the bottom of your pot - especially if you are using it as an ice bucket! However, for planting up, the pots will need to have holes drilled in the bottom and this should be done with care to avoid injuries.
You'll need to use a suitable compost for the plant, and if it needs to be 'free draining', you can use stones or broken bits of terracotta to create air spaces in the bottom of the pot to help water flow through to the holes.
To keep the plant from drying out too quickly, you can use a saucer to collect water that drains out of the bottom of the pot, so the plant can re-absorb it later. Hum Flowerpots are about 15cm diameter at the bottom (about 6 inches) and we've found that an 8 inch saucer is perfect. You can buy clear ones which let you see the design on the pot.
Dimensions: will the pots fit ? The basic dimensions of the pots are 22cm tall, and 22.5cm wide across the top. If you need to know the circumference, for fitting them in to wall-mounted pot holders or pot rings, have a look at this diagram.
The pot will sit comfortably in a ring which has a circumference of 60cm, which equates to a diameter of 19cm
Durability and weather-resistance Our pots have been designed to withstand all kinds of weather, so they keep looking good all year round without fading or cracking in the frost. The product has been subjected to a UV light test which is the equivalent of 1,000 hours of sunshine without significant deterioration. We guarantee them for 3 years and this means you can leave your Hum Flowerpots outside, with or without plants in them, all year round. Just be careful that the plants may not be as hardy as the pots.
Of course, the pots also look great indoors, in a conservatory or perhaps on a wide sill or table, and they make good storage containers and drinks coolers too. However you use them, we hope you enjoy them, and do send us any photos, reviews or general feedback. Thanks! The Hum team