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Vertical herb garden

KingStreetReno
Experienced Contributor
KingStreetReno
KingStreetReno
Experienced Contributor

Using a vertical garden kit is a quick and easy way to create your own herb garden along a fence.

 

 

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The project

 

Thought I'd share the next phase of my fence makeover project – a vertical herb garden.

 

To create the vertical garden, we installed three of the Whites Outdoor 'Garden Up' vertical garden kits to the fence with screws. Apart from ensuring it all lined up with the fence panelling, it was quick and easy to do.

 

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I then filled the pots with small herb plants – tarragon, mint, Vietnamese basil, chives, parsley, thyme, sage and coriander. The wall is west facing and is protected slightly by our neighbour's huge lemon tree. 

 

Happy to report that, after a few months, the herbs are all still alive apart from coriander, which I've never successfully grown.

 

The project cost around $300 all up and has made a huge difference to the boring fence.

 

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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 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.

 

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

 

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