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Vertical garden and Merbau planter boxes

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Vertical gardens can create beautiful feature walls or screening solutions while also offering space for growing fresh herbs and vegetables.



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The project


After creating a frame with sleepers, Bunnings Workshop member Brendan created these terrific planter boxes using Merbau pickets. He then lined the planters with Supa-Net and black plastic, ready for planting.


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He reinforced his fence with a wooden frame, which also allowed him to run irrigation, and used the Garden Up range of planter boxes and accessories to hang his vertical garden.


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Although there's not enough soil in the hanging pots to support a wide range of veggies, Brendan was able to grow baby beetroot and mini red onion. Spring onions and chilli "didn't have a problem". Herbs generally don't require a large container to grow in, so they are perfect for these vertical gardens.


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 vertical garden projects


Workshop member kel built three vertical gardens along her fence so she just has to turn on a tap and the whole garden is watered by a rainwater tank.




Workshop member JP_Finlay created this gorgeous vertical garden using old pots and a broken gate.




Workshop member verticalgarden shared this thriving vertical herb garden.




More popular screening projects


Check out our Top 10 most popular screening projects for more fantastic screening ideas.


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