With the right containers and soil mix you can create an urban garden virtually anywhere. Charlie Albone shows us how!
Containerised gardens are perfect ways of personalising small areas & vertical gardens are one of the fastest growing trends. Container gardens add an instant landscaped look as well as great colour!
Follow my tips below and learn how you can do it yourself at home:
- Plant a variety. No matter what container you select, the most important thing to consider is the plant variety! Drought tolerant plants are best suited to pots because they drain quickly.
- Use a container insert if you plan to use an expensive, decorative pot without drainage holes. A great tip with chosing the right plants is to pick plants that are in scale with your container
- Use a variety of leaves. Grouping different sized containers will create interest and help avoid a flat look. A variety of different leaf shapes and textures is more appealing that uniform foliage. Vines and plants on trellis can also be used.
Consider the light available in your containerised garden. These types of gardens are versatile and you can move them around to suit the seasonal sunlight changes.
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