5 thoughts on “A Fibreglass Pot that threatens your freedom

  1. christine

    Hi Henry. What is the temperature range that the planter is suitable for? Can it be used indoors? What size space would you recommend it for? I am thinking about purchasing one for a friend who lives in an igloo…[http://science.howstuffworks.com/enlarge-image.htm?terms=snow+-kids+-recipes+-flower&gallery=1&page=11]

  2. Henry

    Hi Christine. Good question, I’m not actually sure. I quick jog round Google tells me that when fibreglass is used to make pipes, it has a recommended functional range of between -30C and 150C. I’m sure there are differing types of fibreglass out there but I hope this is some indication of their durability. If anyone out there is pushing those limits then I want to know why they’re trying to destroy my products! 🙂

  3. Christine

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  4. Tom Turner

    A good question indeed: I saw some fiberglass planters in a grand garden yesterday and they were flaking, as though suffering from frost damage. But my guess is that this would not happen to a well-made planter – so I think the flakey examples could come from the early days of fibreglass, with too much resin/filler and not enough glass fiber.

  5. Christine

    Thanks Henry. The outside temperatures where my friend lives reaches as low as -45C. (Although with global warming the planter may soon be suitable….See ‘The Mackenzie Inuit Winter House)[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igloo]

    So the planter at present would only be suitable for indoors. Space is a bit tight. Do you have the dimensions of the planter? Perhaps Tom could recommend a plant which tolerates long winters with low lighting levels?


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