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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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.