Transform a small garden for less than £40 with this clever Homebase planter

It will even bring green life to balconies

Outdoor space has never seemed so important as now. Even, if you have a small garden or tiny balcony you can make the most of it with the new Homebase modular planter.

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None of us is excited about the prospect of potentially following in Italy's footsteps and being stuck at home for a few weeks. However, why not make the most of it and give your outdoor space a bit of love.

Spring is almost upon us, so why not take this time to cheer up your garden with some daffodils or hyacinths. Before you start complaining that you don't have enough space, meet the Homebase modular planter.

Homebase modular planter

balcony area with wooden chair and potted plants

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Jumping on the trend for vertical gardens, Homebase has created a durable planter that allows you to stack your flowerbeds. You no longer need a sprawling lawn and borders to enjoy freshly blooming flowers.

Made up of three planters, the set can be put together in a number of different configurations to fit your small garden or balcony perfectly. You can even fit it together with a second modular planter set for a more dramatic green wall.

balcony area with wooden chair and potted plants

(Image credit: Homebase)

Priced at just £39.99, the planter is easy to assemble, lightweight and durable. Plus it can be packed flat for storage. A drip tray is built in to collect excess water, making it the perfect place for tomatoes or a herb garden to flourish.

When planting up your vertical garden, be careful to bear in mind how much light each plant needs. Plants that enjoy shade such as snowdrops, lily of the valley or bleeding heart, will grow best in the bottom planter.

balcony area with modular plant set and relaxing chair

(Image credit: Homebase)

Buy now: Modular Planter Set, £39.99, Homebase

However, plants that thrive in sunlight such as hydrangea, plantain lilies or yarrow will grow best in the top bed.

If you are feeling really ambitious, why not consider turning your planter into a vertical fruit and vegetable patch? Fill it with tomatoes, strawberries and maybe even a few potatoes.

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Will you be trying out your green thumb with Homebase's modular planter?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.