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Bacsac-Pot-TuteurThough shaped like a pot, Bacsac’s Stake doesn’t necessarily behave like one. The brand takes its name from the material used to create the planter, a permeable, multi-layered felt designed to manage water levels in the soil. Plant directly into the bag (Bacsac recommends plants like clematis, tomato and jasmine), and the growing vines will be guided up the specialist straps. In addition to allowing excess water to escape, the fabric is also UV- and tear-resistant, and can cope with a wide range of temperatures, from -30 °C to over 70°C: a safe bet for Scottish winters.
Around £22. www.bacsac.com