FAQs

FUNKY GARDEN ORNAMENTS

I am putting my Funky Garden Ornament outside. Should I treat it with something first?

Any metal ornaments which are placed outside should be sprayed with a lacquer first. This should be repeated every few months. You can purchase Plasticote Super Lacquer or a similar product at hardware shops.

PLANTER POTS

Why are the planter pots so light?

They are made from fibreglass

FUNKY GARDEN ORNAMENTS

How can I purchase a Funky Garden Ornament?

There are several ways to buy from us. The cheapest way you can buy from us is at a show/market. Check out our Home page to see where we are going to be. When you buy this way there is no freight cost added.

If this is not possible you can purchase over this website. You can call us on 0800 558889 and give us your credit card details, or pay by Internet banking and we will send the order out to you. With these ways there will be a freight cost added.

Do you send the Funky Garden Ornaments overseas?

Yes, we do. Just phone or email us and we will get a price for you. Once you have approved it we will work with you to process the payment and send it for you.

PLANTER POTS

What is fibreglass?

Fibreglass is a material used for building yacht hulls, repairing car bodies and the like. It has been used for around 60 years so has stood the test of time. It is a strong, durable and lightweight product.

PLANTER POTS

I want some pots which match the colour of my house. Is this possible?

The pots can be painted any colour you wish. Simply paint them using the same paint your house is painted with.

I like creating my own things. Can I decorate my own pots?

The pots are perfect for that, many customers have talked about their plans for the pots.

If I fill the pots with potting mix they will be too heavy to move. How can I keep them light with plants in them?

Stand something light in the bottom of the planter pot - a plastic pot upside, a length of plastic downpipe or a piece of polystyrene. Keep the plant in it's pot and sit it on top of this. Fill around the outside of all of this with bark to make it look like it is planted in the pot. These are the tricks the plant hire people use.

I live in a windy area. How can I make the pots heavier when planted?

Simply fill the bottom of the pots with metal or place some bricks in the bottom. Then plant as usual.

I live by the sea. Will these pots rust?

Fibreglass willl not rust

WATER FEATURES

Will the water feature "go green"?

The water is constantly moving, unlike in a pond. We have trialled one outside for 2 years and we have not had this problem. If you did have this problem a scrub with a soft brush and clean water should fix it. Otherwise you can put baby bottle sterilising fluid in with the water and this prevents any algae growing.

How much power does a pump use?

Our manufacturer has told us they use a similar amount as a light bulb.

PLANTER POTS

The pots do not have holes in them. How will the water get out?

The pots are made without holes as some people want to place them inside on carpet and they have had other pots ruin their carpet. Holes can be drilled with a normal drill. We are happy to do that for you if you wish.

WATER FEATURES

Do they come with a pump?

They come complete. Simply place it where you want it, fill the bucket with water, plug in the pump and turn it on.

Do they come with lights?

They come complete with LED lights at the top.

PLANTER POTS

How can I stop my plant getting too big

The Asian cultures have been growing plants in pots for hundreds of years without having to re-pot. Let your plant get to the desired size then trim it a couple of times a year. If your plant is more a palm type specimen try taking it out of it's pot and trimming the roots, also don't forget to trim of f the old branches at the bottom.

We hear many clients saying their plant has gotten too big for the pot. Sometimes the pot is the feature of a patio area. You might like to consider getting a new plant rather than a new pot - it could be a cheaper option.

WATER FEATURES

Are they made from concrete?

They are made from fibreglass, which is strong, durable and lightweight. They are made in a mold and then a concrete looking finish is sprayed on the outside.

PLANTER POTS

I would like to use the rectangular planter pots outside my shop, but I need to be able to take them inside at night. How can I do this?

Plant the pots to keep them light - see question above - then you can just carry them inside at night