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Small Garden? How to Make Handy Vertical Planting Areas

Chest of drawers used as a way to vertically plant herbs and flowers by pulling out each drawer different amounts and lining them with soil.

 

No matter how small your outside space, The London Topsoil Company is confident you can make the most of your outdoors and plant plenty of lovely flowers and vegetables, with just a little DIY creativity. Vertical planting is becoming increasingly popular, as urban spaces aren’t discouraging the green fingered. We’ve compiled some of the best vertical planting methods we’ve come across.

 


Vertical Planting with Pallets

 

A pallet made into a vertical planting area to create a garden out of the structure

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Will the obsession with pallets ever end? We hope not! As versatile as can be, a pallet is perfect for your vertical planting projects. There’s lots of handy tutorials and ideas online as to how best to use a pallet for your garden, but our favourite is this comprehensive guide on how to make a delightful, full garden just from any old pallet you’ve got your hands on.

 


A Wire Wall

 

A DIY vertical planting wall made using a wooden rectangular frame and chicken wire  suspended to hang plant pots on.

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Can’t attach your plants to a wall in your garden? You can build a wall to hang pots from using some simple chicken wire! What we like most about this is how adaptable it is. Want to just start your plants off here? Not a problem, take them down and swap them around once they’re bigger. Want to grow herbs one month and then flowers the next? Easy! Rearrange your plant pots to your hearts content. You will need tools to make this, but if you’ve got the necessary equipment simply follow this easy guide and brighten up your outdoor space in no time.

 


Plants in Drawers

 

Chest of drawers used as a way to vertically plant herbs and flowers by pulling out each drawer different amounts and lining them with soil.
If you’ve got an old chest of drawers knocking around the house, or even a cabinet, why not turn it into a home for your plants? Pulling the drawers out strategically will ensure they still catch the sun, and it adds a wonderful aesthetic charm to your outside space. Make sure to prepare the draws like you would any other wooden planter. If you’re not sure how best to do that, check this guide on wooden planter preparation.

 

If you’re inspired and ready to create some inventive vertical planting arrangements in your garden, contact The London Topsoil Company on 01959 897609 and we’ll make sure that you’ve got all of the soil you’ll need to create a stunning upright garden.