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Vertical herb garden on reinforcing mesh

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An easy vertical garden project featuring reo mesh and a copper garden border for a rustic look.





The project


I created a vertical garden so our herbs can grow in hanging pots. The starting point was a chalkboard that the kids don't use anymore and the weather had damaged.


Chalk Board 1.jpg


I used 100 x 100mm x 2.4m H4 treated Pine posts and anchored with 20mm Dynabolts into the wall. I then painted with Taubmans exterior black paint. 


Herb Wall 2.jpg


I used Everhang 100 x 6.2mm Zinc Plt Square Hook to keep the Whites 1800 x 1050 x 5mm Light Duty Reo Mesh off the wall. All sourced from Bunnings and an easy weekend project.


Herb Wall 1.jpg


We added another pot and, while it doesn't sit right with my symmetrical brain, we're trying to get the transplanted chilli plant to take and hope it grows up the frame. The reo has started to rust which looks good alongside the rusted copper garden border.


Herb Wall 4.jpg


Next to the vertical garden is a viburnum hedge. Looks beautiful and grows fast but needs a lot of water. By taking cuttings from this hedge, I was able to grow a 10m hedge down the other side of my property.


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 RodAndo created this vertical herb garden with planter boxes made out of decking attached to reo mesh.




Using vintage tins and fragrant herbs, kaylah_rose made this easy vertical garden to add character to the fence.




Vertical gardens can be beautiful screening solutions for a plain wall or fence. Check out our Top 10 most popular screening projects for more fantastic screening ideas.


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some absolutely brilliant ideas there.  Awesome to be using up space with land/blocks being smaller and small and so many renting... 


Love them all.

This old gal 

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