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Succulent frames for vertical garden

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Succulent frames are an easy D.I.Y. project and a great way to spruce up a bare wall.



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The project


I made succulent frames to hang on our courtyard wall. After three years, they started to look a bit tired, so I remade them with some improvements.

I used treated Pine nailed together with 45 degree mitres to form an open box. I made the bottom of the box using corflute sheeting. My original design used marine ply, which didn't hold up to the constant moisture. I previously used a succulent potting mix, but found it kept falling out of the frame.

This time I decided to first line the box with garden plastic, and I used sphagnum moss instead of soil.




The frames hang on the wall via French cleats.




Once the succulents took root, I hid the exposed plastic and chicken wire edges with a timber trim. 


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How to build a vertical garden


A vertical garden can provide greenery and colour to enliven a drab location and provide plenty of growing space in even very small areas. Create your own by following this step-by-step guideHow to build a vertical garden.




More projects with succulents


Bunnings Workshop member Jamespeter100 cut an ellipse out of a pallet, added feet and joined two hanging baskets together to create this wonderful succulent stand.




ProjectPete hung planters on a pallet to create a simple succulent display that enlivens a boring fence.




Valued Contributor

Seriously this is awesome !!! Absolutely love Succulent wall frames 💚💚 beautiful living wall features @gregoreau 

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