The team at one of West Yorkshire's largest garden centres has introduced an innovative gardening product that is proving timely for midsummer gardeners.
Wonderwall, a self-watering system of interlocking plant pots that are designed for vertical gardening, is now stocked at Tong Garden Centre, the award-winning retail and destination centre in Bradford. The planters have already appeared in the GTN Bestsellers Garden Products Top 50 charts for several weeks this summer.
The garden centre team are hoping that Wonderwall will prove popular with local people interested in creating a vertical garden easily and quickly, said Jo Dales, the marketing manager at Tong Garden Centre.
"We're very pleased to be able to offer customers an exciting and innovative gardening product that will enable them to create a stunning feature wall in next to no time.
"Wonderwall is incredibly versatile and can be used to grow everything from herbs and grasses to flowers, ferns and fruit. The fact that it is self-watering is an added convenience to our customers.
"At Tong, we pride ourselves on sourcing and providing innovative solutions for gardeners and Wonderwall is a perfect example of a functional, yet attractive product that will look great in a garden of any size."
Already being used in a number of displays at Tong Garden Centre, Wonderwall has been designed by gardening expert Rick McKeever of USP Creations and is made from recycled propene polymer with a three-piece filter layer. Wonderwall costs £12.99 for a three pocket planter, or £9.99 each when five are bought together.
Rick is delighted to be working with Tong Garden Centre, one of only a handful of garden centres to stock the product: "Wonderwall can be used indoors and outdoors to bring vertical surfaces to life quickly and easily and I'm confident that the team at Tong will make a real success of selling it."
Each Wonderwall planter is interlockable and stackable and can be installed on fences, walls, arches and balconies. It is suitable for many plants such as fruits, vegetables, house plants, grasses, succulents, herbs and ferns.