Posted: 23/02/2016 at 12:26
slightly different tack - I needed large containers for small shrubs and found big, square, black, rubbery plastic tubs in the builders merchants - intended for mixing cement I think. They have a handle at either side so I have them on wheeled trolleys and can move them about as needed.
I've also used big green "muck tubs". The beauty of these is that you can feed into them easily. Don't forget to drill in some drainage holes though. I usually place them round the edge, a little way up the side from the bottom so that I don't lose all the water I put in during a hot dry summer.
These are lighter to move around than pottery ones.
That said - the GC has some very nice ceramic pots in many colours and lavender likes to be dry - it also likes the sun! Hydrangeas need lots of water and hellebores cope with daplled shade.
Hope that helps a bit.