As with most things, vertical gardens (or grow walls) can be simple or not so simple. I created a vertical garden for my home alfresco and I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?
I bought the plant trough units from Bunnings. Their instructions were straightforward:
Step 1: Choose your location and measure up
Step 2: Fix unit to wall
Step 3: Hang up the flower troughs
Step 4: Add potting mix and plant
Simples! However, because I have a unique view of design and wanted something not quite so 'fixed' (I like my designs to be a bit more complicated), it wasn't quite as simple as this. Also, I didn't have a handy wall so I had to build one. The structure took a couple of days to build (all those plants ended up being quite heavy), then I had to link up and insert the reticulation (this is essential so you can just set and forget), and then choose and pot the plants. All up it took about three days to complete. To get something unique is going to be a bit more work.
A vertical garden can be a great addition to a small area and add some beauty even if you don't have an obvious green thumb.
If you're thinking of doing something similar but don't know where to start, let me know.
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