If you feel like introducing more character or style into your growing space, unusual containers are on trend this year and fun always.

Cans from Europe which are colourfully printed directly onto the aluminium, old boots, coal scuttles, birdcages, bread bins, dressmaker’s mannequin… once you start thinking of containers you see planting opportunities everywhere.

If you've made unusual containers we'd love to see them - send photos to editorial@smallholder.co.uk or post them to our Facebook page @Smallholder or our Twitter page @SmallholderMag. We look forward to seeing them!