How to Plant Up Your Pots using Polystyrene


How to Plant Up Your Pots using Polystyrene 

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us how to plant up your pots using polystyrene, to save you money on compost and improve drainage. Take a look at the video to find out his top tips on planting.


There’s a fantastic choice of planters and containers for your garden, for your plants outside. And if you do get one that hasn’t got holes in the bottom, just make sure you drill a few like I have here, to allow any excess water to go through.

Then usually gardeners put in a layer of broken terracotta pots. Now if you haven’t got it, a good idea is to, sounds horrible, get some polystyrene packing material that stuff gets delivered in, and use that instead.

What it does... it will stop the compost from running out through those holes. And also, in a bigger container, it makes the container a lot lighter than putting a load of broken pots in the bottom. Then it’s a simple case of good quality compost, good quality plants, pop that on your patio and the job's a good 'un.