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Succulent frames for vertical garden

gregoreau
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gregoreau
gregoreau
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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.

 

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The frames hang on the wall via French cleats.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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