Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:38
The local Morrisons still does 5 deep pots for 99p and they are flimsy enough to put holes in. Very useful to grow on rose cuttings and any plants that have long tape roots. I use them as tomato pots and in the GH too with the bottoms cut off. The tomatoes in them seem to give a better than growbags. Though having said that lots of h2o and Potash helps too!
I have a few black buckets(builders aile) from B&Q which I got when they were selling them BOGOF at £1. They do this quite often, especially this time of the year. I grow lots of bulbs in them with holes made with a pair of securters. In the summer I grow annuals and veggies in them. I find that they are easy to move around as the 'lip' gives you a good grip. If I am feeling strong I bring them near the house in the winter for a shot of well needed colour
In some I have sunk Ivy cuttings in small pots around them to soften the edges replacing them with trailing annuals in the summer. All I have to do is add slow release fertilizer twice a year.
Even plastic pots have gone up in price alot and second hand shops often have them cheap from house clearances. Freecycle is good too and boot sales are a good alternative too. I hope it helps and gives you a few ideas.