Grange Raised Urban Planter: GardenSite’s Gardening Solutions for Small Spaces (Review & Giveaway)

As you all know, we love being outdoors in nature, and part of this includes gardening. I have written before about some of the food we have grown, or at least attempted to grow! So what do we think of our new urban planter from GardenSite? Read my review…

Grange Raised Urban Planter from Gardensite title with image of planter

About the Planter

Grange Raised Urban Planter is built using only FSC timber that has been pressure treated, and is resistant to rot and fungal decay. In fact, it actually comes with a 20 year guarantee against rot. It has six pre- divided sections to grow a selection of plants, and it also has a handy shelf underneath. The planter usually retails for £89.99 RRP but is currently on sale at £77.99 at the time of writing.

Delivery

The planter took just under a week to arrive after ordering. We were kept updated with the progress of our order and delivery details. The courier company they used was a good choice; they followed our delivery instructions, and they were friendly and helpful.

An image of all the parts of the planter pre- assembly

Assembly

The Urban Planter is very well designed so it only requires basic assembly instructions. It is very high quality thick wood, so you will need a decent power drill though; it couldn’t be done manually, or with a small basic electric drill that people have around the house to put together flat pack furniture. It took well under half an hour to assemble with the right drill.

Tip: The PDF instructions on the website are different to the paper version it comes with. Take a look to see which you find easier to follow! We personally found the website PDF version clearer.

It is worth noting that the planter is very heavy so ideally it needs two people to move around. Or assemble it in the right place!

Grange raised urban planter

Our Verdict

We really like this planter. It is really sturdy and of excellent quality. The shelf underneath is useful as storage, or even for small potted plants that like the shade.

The six sections make it easy to grow a selection of plants within a small area. It doesn’t take up too much space, so is a genuine solution for small urban gardens. Also, we often have cats hanging around our garden, so we appreciate the benefits of a raised planter!

It is not cheap but it is made extremely well and is therefore worth the cost, in my opinion; I personally would consider it decent value for money. Overall, we definitely recommend this planter!

Grange raised urban planter by GardenSite

Check out the full range of stock on GardenSite for other planters and a wide range of other garden items. I spent ages browsing their website, they have an excellent selection!

Giveaway

I have teamed up with GardenSite for one very lucky person to win a Grange Raised Urban Planter! Competition open to UK residents only and ends on 3rd June 2018. Other T&Cs apply. Enter via rafflecopter below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclosure: I was sent the urban planter for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

30 Days Wild- Day 6: Growing Our Own Food

We have a small area of our garden dedicated to growing our own fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Today we planted out our pepper seedlings and harvested some rocket potatoes from our GYOP project.

image

Here is a video clip taken a few weeks ago of Squiggle planting the seeds (and some others too)…

image

A fortnight after planting the seeds, seedlings were already growing strong.

image

Squiggle gently handled the seedlings as she carefully planted them outside.

Here is Squiggle, harvesting (and then later eating!) our potatoes…

image

image

I love her look of amazement!

For more information on the Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) project, and to register now to take part in 2017, see their website www.growyourownpotatoes.org.uk

May 2015

Memories from May…

image
Seaside fun
image
Physical development
image
Creative movement/ interpretive dance- a plant growing
image
Planting more fruit and veg in our growing area
image
Sensory fun and physical games in the garden
image
General fun in the garden
image
Playing various sylvanian games, including measuring the height in hula hoops.
image
Maths- 'going shopping' for bunny food
image
Music class
image
Local playgrounds for sensory input and physical exercise
image
Designing her own playground for her toys in the garden
image
Reading- letters from penpals, my list of things that I found in the garden (a reading and writing observation game she made up herself) and 'shop' price list
image
Writing- letters to penpals, birthday cards and letters to mummy from her toys
image
Drawings (we also went to art group but no pictures of that)
image
Making a playmat for her toys based on a map she drew
image
Squiggle invented this rainbow game
image
Designed own mini skittles game
image
Van Hague- peacock spreading its feathers
image
Living Crafts at Hatfield House
image
Butterfly World
image
Park walks- spotting nature and exploring
image
Who lives in a house like this? Discussion about habitats
image
More park walks- Squiggle decided her toy cat Rain was interested in flowers so we took her on a flower walk
image
Mini topic on flowers- Venn diagram, parts of a plant, following written instructions, making own book and designing own activity
image
Willows Farm
image
Fun at the fair

image
Cassiobury park

image
Squiggle's party

image
Happy 7th birthday to my wonderful little girl. Mini tea party at home with buffet, cake, pass the parcel, musical chairs, pressies and playing! Plus a bike ride too.

image
A friend's birthday party