With the pubs closed for a little longer and lockdown rendering any tolerance you once had for the people in your household completely non-existent, drinking at home has never been so popular (and needed). Whether it’s a tipple to pep up your Zoom ‘happy hour’, raising a glass to our amazing NHS frontline workers – or just because it’s Tuesday – LECHUZA can help you grow the tastiest cocktails in the comfort of your own home, whatever the occasion.
Take container gardening and mixology to whole new level by turning your LECHUZA planters into a ‘cut and come again’ bar for all of your cocktail-making needs. There is nothing quite like the taste and smell of homegrown mint and, as it’s such a vigorous grower, you’ll never be in short supply. Use to throw together the perfect mojito at a moment’s notice or, for a twist on the classic rum cocktail, try growing lemon balm and swap in for the mint.
Herbs grow beautifully all year round in LECHUZA’s planters, with the self-watering CUBE range making a stylish addition to kitchen counters and windowsills. The shape of the planter also means you can add to your collection as you go, lining up any number of pots brimming with tasty edibles that will take your cocktail-making repertoire up a notch. Available in a variety of colours and finishes, including high gloss, the Cube complements any kitchen décor. RRPs from £8.99.
If gin is your spirit of choice, then lucky you because its botanical flavours are complemented by a wealth of herbs, fruit and veg you can grow easily at home. That means you’ve got plenty of fun on your hands experimenting with new combinations and flavours!
Make your G&T extraordinary by adding a sprig of basil, a crack of black pepper and lemon wedge; or even some cucamelon and a grapefruit wedge. If you’re feeling more adventurous, throw together a refreshing cucumber and mint gimlet or a Garden Gimlet, made with basil and borage.
Worried cucumbers and cucamelon’s are beyond your gardening skillset? Think again! Both grow very happily in containers and, by growing your plants in a LECHUZA planter, the smart irrigation system means you don’t have to think twice about whether your plants need water or not. The clever design will deliver the optimum amount of moisture for your plant, only when required. All you have to do is keep an eye on the water level indicator and top up the reservoir when it needs it.
LECHUZA’s TRIO planter is perfect for growing climbers like cucumbers and cucamelons, as well as supporting tomatoes, thanks to the optional additional trellis. The versatile trough planter can also be used as a patio divider or privacy screen, which is perfect if you need to create a spot to hide away and enjoy a drink in peace and quiet. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the TRIO is available in the matt wicker Cottage finish in mocha, granite, or white, plus a contemporary stone effect in graphite black, quartz white, and stone grey. This planter is currently on promotion, with free delivery and prices starting from £149.38.
So, with cucumbers and mint in the bag, why not grow super sweet strawberries too and indulge in a British favourite with a jug of Pimms? Strawberries make a delicious addition to so many summer drinks – from strawberry daiquiris and frosé, to decadent strawberry and lavender champagne cocktails.
And, for the teetotallers, why not try a frozen strawberry and mint lemonade, a honey and lemon balm spritzer, cucumber and elderflower cooler? Your home-grown produce will taste so good, no one will miss the booze!
If you’re short on space to grow these tasty treats or are looking for a planter that does more than just give your plants a happy home, then the brand-new PILA Color range is the one for you. Made for flexible modern living and entertaining, this stackable modular system lets you build your own plant tower, with a choice of two sizes of pots, storage module, and coaster to help you move it around when you want. Both planters have a self-watering system built in to help your plants thrive, and a rain drain means that everything inside the storage cupboard stays dry if being used outdoors.
Of course, you can use the storage section to tidy away your gardening tools and paraphernalia, but it could just as easily be used to house mixers, glasses and even a cheeky cocktail shaker! You could create your very own living mobile bar, ready to wheel into position at a moment’s notice, with fresh herbs or fruits up top ready to garnish your drink of choice! Mix and match the modules from a range of trendy colourways: petrol blue, coral red, sand brown, light grey, pastel green, and slate. RRPs from £28.99 for a PILA Color Stick planter.
We could go on – there are countless options. Narrowing down what you want to grow is going to be the tricky part, so let that be your biggest concern and leave the plant care to LECHUZA.
Our planters do the hard work, so you can spend your time with a drink in your hand rather than a watering can.
LECHUZA brings decades of experience in state-of-the-art, precision manufacturing to bear on its stylish high-functionality range of planters. All LECHUZA products are designed in-house and manufactured in Dietenhofen, Germany, from high-quality, robust polypropylene, which is weatherproof and frostproof. All LECHUZA planters and furniture are DIN EN ISO certified (Energy Management System 50001 and Enviornmental Management System ISO 14001) and can be fully recycled.
LECHUZA planters come in a variety of colours and shapes and are highly reliable – both indoors and outdoors. The integrated soil irrigation system ensures that the plant receives the perfect amount of water for optimal growth. Thanks to a reservoir that always holds enough water and is controlled by a water level indicator, dried out or overwatered root bales are a thing of the past.
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Notes to editors
- LECHUZA planters are fully recyclable
- All LECHUZA planter liners are made from 100% recycled* material
- LECHUZA processes 990 tonnes of recycled* plastic each year
- LECHUZA reuses 100% of plastic waste in production
- As part of LECHUZA’s sustainability efforts, over 70% of the water used in production comes from cisterns.
- LECHUZA is a multi-award winning brand including the 2019 Design Award, Reddot Award winners 2018 and German Design Award winner 2019.
* post-industrial material