There’s nothing like free water from the sky to get our gardens really pumping. It doesn’t take long for plants to show the benefits of a good soak. While most plants are enjoying the rain, there are some still looking for a drink.

The plants I feel most sorry about, are those can see rain but not feel it. I’m talking about those under the eaves.

There’s a good reason why Australian houses have wide eaves and that’s to shade and cool the house in summer, however the downside to these is they create a rain-shadow, a dry spot that generally only gets wet during a windy storm. As a result, potted plants under eaves dry out. And it’s often when it’s raining that we forget to look after them.

The most obvious way to get your under-eave plants a free soak is to move them out, when a rains a coming. That’s fine for smaller and more manageable pots, but what about larger and heavier ones?

That’s a question, a mate of mine Peter Kuhlmann thought about for quite a while. He wanted a simple solution to a complex problem and came up with a design I thought you might be interested in.

Called the garden pallet, they come in varying sizes and colours to suit your pot shape and décor. The pot sits on top of the pallet which helps reduce staining to the hard surfaces plus the extra air space prevents roots from growing through the pot and securing themselves into the ground.

Moving pots is an easy job. The specially designed trolley slips into the pallet and just like any handcart, pull it back and wheel your pot anywhere you like. A no strain way to move.

The thing I like about the garden pallet is it is a simple answer to a major problem – you only need to lose a few plants and the dollars mount up in trying to replace them. Its Australian made and manufactured which is a big tick.

If you want any information about garden pallets, just check out the website.


About The Author

In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.