How to create a wall of plants

We recently decorated our hallway, stairway and landing – finally ridding the house of its last areas of beige and magnolia, and painting everything a fresh, bright white. Obviously this meant taking everything down off the walls, and I’ve taken my time deciding what to fill that great, white expanse of wall on the stairway. I wanted to try to introduce some plants there if I could, but I couldn’t work out quite how to go about doing it. Then I went along to B&Q’s recent press show, and saw some clever wall hooks made using plywood – we were…

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Ideas for a vertical garden

Source A while back, I pinned this image of a vertical garden (also known as a living wall or green wall) to my “for the garden” Pinterest board. It shows an old pallet used to grow a wall of plants, and I pinned it because we have an ugly wall built from 1970s decorative concrete blocks at the side of our garden which I’m desperate to disguise, and I thought this idea was genius. The concept of a green roof – the roof of a building partially or completely covered with growing vegetation – is probably more familiar than green…

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