I’ve used those little rubber discs designed to raise plant pots above the ground and let water drain away for a very long time. I have to – I live on a boat and standing water causes paint damage and the boat to rust, but those discs are boring! So when I saw these Potty Feet I couldn’t help but buy them.
They came well packaged; the box is made from recycled material and all the packaging, including the bubble wrap, can be disposed of in the recycling bin to save going to landfill. That’s a big tick in my book.
Not only that, but Jardinopia donate 5-10% of their profits to good causes. They’re only a small business, but they have a big sense of responsibility, and I’m definitely more likely to buy from a company I think shares my values for a sustainable and compassionate future.
I chose the Aylesbury duck design in bronze since let’s face it, I’m ruled by ducks. They measure 9 cm x 7 cm x 8 cm. The website has a variety of different designs and sizes to choose from but I thought these would be perfect for a herb container I’ve recently planted for our back deck.
The detail on each duck is amazing:
And I’m really pleased with how they look with my planter:
There’s a little block behind each figure to rest your pot on, and they come in a pack of three. They might not be suitable for rounded pots, but they work a treat with straight-edged ones.
Potty Feet are made from poly-resin and crushed stone which means they’ll survive our coldest winters. They’re also UVA resistant and painted with lead-free paint (more environmental plus points!).
It might seem a bit premature to write a review since I haven’t tested to see whether these ducks actually are frost resistant, but I have a confession to make: these aren’t my first Potty Feet.
At the start of the year, whilst looking for something quirky to stand a pot of hyacinth bulbs on, I came across some hare Potty Feet whilst browsing on Amazon:
I can confirm that they do indeed survive frost. So far they’ve survived a winter on a boat with us dumping bags of coal and wood beside them, an engineer who accidentally sent pots tumbling (a blueberry bush met with the Thames), and they’ve also survived a duck stampede (our life is anything but ordinary). They’ve definitely passed our durability test.
My hares showing how messy life on the back deck can be:
But the best thing is, a little wipe down with some water, and they look as good as new:
Would I recommend Potty Feet? Yes, I most certainly would. Not only do I smile every time I see them, but other people do too. Passers-by have even stopped to ask about them. My neighbour loves them so much that I’ve bought her a set for her birthday. Just don’t tell her, she has to wait until November to receive them.
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