The sun has finally come out after an eternity of grey skies. Friends are coming around for dinner and al fresco drinks would be perfect. But you haven’t picked up the secateurs for months. Don’t panic! It’s easy to turn your unloved garden, patio or balcony into a colourful and appealing space with our top three hacks for transforming any outdoor area.

Hack 1 – Introduce bright pots and planters in different sizes and colours
Create a playful effect and showcase your plants with the Loft Urban collection. Contrast Loft Urban Round in striking Peach with lush green foliage. Or pair subtle Nudes with eye-catching pink blooms. 

Get creative and use the funky Loft Urban Frame to introduce different levels. Make your plants stand out and have fun! 

Hack 2 – Add interest to plain walls or fences with wall baskets
Take a dull corner and turn it into an outdoor haven with a lick of paint and some Corsica Wall Baskets. You deserve a space for quiet contemplation and what better way than surrounding yourself with the beauty of green and nature.

Hack 3 – Find beauty in unexpected places
Thanks to Elho it’s possible to have function and form. Drainpipes are an unsightly but necessary reality. Cheer up an ugly aspect with a trio of Green Basics Drainpipe Clickers planted up with colourful Campanulas. 

The Green Basics Rain Barrel has an integrated planter on top. So you can disguise an unattractive shed or messy wood pile with beautiful flowers – and save precious tap water. Perfect for the design conscious gardener who is also environmentally aware.

The Corsica Easy Hanger (pictured on the balcony below) is the No 1 bestselling garden product in April. Get on board with the growing trend for plants in pots this summer. There’s a Corsica planter to suit any part of your balcony or terrace… 

Loft Urban Round

Diameter Height Litres RRP
20cm-70cm 17.7cm-62.2cm 3Ltr-128Ltr £4.79-£85
Colours: white, warm grey, anthracite, cherry, lime green, peach, vintage blue, jade green, mint, cranberry red, nude, mulberry purple

Loft Urban Frame

Diameter Height Weight RRP
30cm-40cm 38.6cm-51cm 10kg-25kg £12.99-£17.99
Colours: living black, jade green, mulberry purple

Corsica Wall Basket

Diameter Height Litres RRP
25cmx17cm 39cmx17cm 19cm






Colours: white, grape purple, cherry, terra, lime green, taupe, anthracite, vintage blue, mint, cranberry red, lovely blush

Green Basics Drainpipe Clicker

Diameter Height Litres RRP
26cmx23cm 17.1cm 2.8Ltr £4.79
Colours: leaf green, living black, mild terra

Green Basics Rain Barrel

Diameter Height Litres RRP
61cm 107cm 200Ltr £119
Colours: living black

Elho pots and planters are widely stocked at all good garden centres, retailers and available online.


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