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Vertical Vegetable Garden Design: 2014 Recommended Systems Plus Living Wall Products to Avoid

  This article is designed to assist the DIY vertical gardener choose the best product for growing vegetables on an outdoor wall (this type of planting bed is referred to as a ‘living wall’ or ‘vertical garden’). Garden Beet has been trialling vertical garden products for over four years. We keep researching new products and […]

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How to get a ‘flat’ wall appearance with a Woolly Pocket

   Photo: John Connel   This is the neatest installation of Woolly Pockets I have seen. Built for the Oceans Stand at this years Chelsea Flower Show (2012). The wall recess is going to allow the plants to be flush with surrounding surfaces. Perfect. Occasionally I hear Woolly Pockets getting a bad wrap (not from people who have […]

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Not a New Idea. Check out faux Vertical Gardens

    Vertical gardens are claimed by some to be a new planting trend. I suppose it all depends on your exposure to garden design.  But Garden Beet is beginning to think that… maybe ….the vertical garden genre is a fairly well understood design concept. Today I saw faux living walls in a discount supermarket. Yes the plants above are […]

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Cheap fabric living wall planters – forget it – go to Ikea

If you want plants growing on a wall and you want them to grow well Garden Beet still gives a number one vote to the Wally Pocket. Unfortunately the Wally Pocket is expensive – and that is a problem for some. I have seen approximately 10 copies of the Wally Pockets and really I would […]

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A cheap vertical garden idea – edge your climber

This vertical garden is primarily made from ficus creeper. Its not a new generation living wall (ie made up of plants that do not normally creep up a wall such as ferns, grasses etc)  but it certainly tricked me. The sharp edges of the creeper gave the appearance that it was a vertical garden made […]

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A super plant for a vertical garden. Trailing lotus – great wall of living silver

Its a rare day when I buy plants at the supermarket but I made an allowance as these plants were in perfect condition for an instant vertical garden . The trails were well over 2 metres and in full red-pea flower.   For $60 aus I picked up three Trailing Lotus’ Lotus berthelotii at Woolworths […]

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Glee Garden Trade Show 2010. Product Type: Vertical Garden Living Wall planter. Woolly Pocket / Burgon Ball

UK manufacturers have finally caught up with the vertical garden, green wall and living walls trend. Today in far flung corners of the Glee Trade fair are two wall planters that make growing plants on most walls a reality. Burgon and Ball  have just released onto the market a neat little fabric wall planter. Meanwhile the US […]

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Indoor living wall becomes a part vase for cheap and cheerful flowering Bergonia and Gerberias

Recently I installed this living wall and am waiting on some more indoor plants before its complete. Meantime I stumbled across these begonias and gerberias being sold off cheaply at the local supermarket. Am now using the vertical garden as a temporary planting bed-cum-vase. I would consider leaving the begonias in long term however am […]

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Living walls ain’t bling to me. Woolly Pocket offer a real vertical garden opportunity

Did I ever mention Woolly Pockets? Sorry to bang on with the same old drum. I have been experimenting on an even bigger scale with vertical gardens and wall planters today.  I read all these living wall sceptics in the news and blogs etc – sometimes referring to the whole concept as garden bling. Well- it […]

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March London 2010: Anthropolgie vs Westfield. Who has the fairest vertical garden of all?

When comparing the vertical garden at Anthropologie and Westfield Shopping Centre in London there is very little doubt that it is Anthropologie who has the fairest vertical garden of all. Why? Context. Anthroplogie’s living wall works with its context. Anthropogie is like an explosion of joy – every element is orchastrated. The plants of the […]

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