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Trend watch: Green grey space 

“Greening grey spaces” is a trend prediction for 2024 – a nod to a new generation of consumers who found the joy of gardening during the pandemic. It’s all about injecting life into urban spaces with plants and colour, transforming areas that are scarce of nature – think balconies, yards and doorsteps! 

Container gardening is an easy way to liven up any space – help customers find their grey-to-green solution with our 3 top tips. Shop the looks and contact your usual Sales Manager to place an order. 

Add concrete for a modern space 

The Apta Lightweight collection is great for urban spaces: the tough, contemporary design complements concreted areas wonderfully. Plus, the range can be easily transported – unlike real concrete planters – thanks to being made using lightweight, recycled materials.  

Available in a range of styles, sizes and colours, shoppers can pair with bright and beautiful plants to reintroduce colour and nature to their space.  

Mix glazed textures for bold colour  

Glossy, bright and beautiful – glazed pots add a burst of colour to any outdoor setting. Mixing Siren, Palm and Tamworth with bee-friendly plants will beautify even the greyest of areas and encourage wildlife. Gardeners can even add flowers to walls using Glazed Jar wall pots

Glazed pots don’t compromise on quality and are great for container gardening. Shoppers will benefit from a 10-year guarantee against frost damage when they make a purchase from Apta’s glazed range. Which means retailers can sell in confidence.  

Help shoppers make the perfect pairing 

Give plants the best start and provide new gardeners with helpful advice using the Apta potting bench.  

Carefully curate beautiful bold plants with your range of Apta plant pots, then add appropriate horticultural sand or grit. Shoppers can collect one of each and have confidence in their purchase – an easy upselling opportunity for retailers! Learn more about cross category merchandising.  

Want to introduce the Apta planting bench into your store? Contact your usual Sales Manager to place your next Apta order. Not an Apta customer? No problem! Contact us today.  

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