Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How to Copy the Vertical Planting Trend; Jobs for the Week

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How to Copy the Vertical Planting Trend; Jobs for the Week

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Byline: YOUR GARDEN With David Domoney by Hannah Stephenson

NOW a regular feature of horticultural shows, these green walls of foliage create colour and form an otherwise uninteresting backdrops.

While some designers make vertical gardens look like works of art, featuring intricate mosaics of different foliage, everyday gardeners with limited space can also create great visual additions without too much fuss.

You can buy anything from simple black canvas pockets which attach to the wall, to salad and herb vertical planters, living art frames displaying a combination of plants, and troughs which will house lush green plants over a wide area of wall, equipped with water reservoirs which will provide a steady trickle to the plants as they need it. Or you can even make your own.

WHAT PLANTS CAN YOU USE? THE planting holes often aren't as deep as a veg trug and are generally for shallow-rooted plants. They're going to fill a gap or provide you with vertical gardening in a small space. …

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