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Creating Upwards Garden Space

Outside space is valuable to everybody, except very regularly we don’t have enough, or what we do have is overwhelm by children toys, pets or utilized for stopping. So to recover a little corner back for yourself why not attempt ‘vertical cultivating’.

Indeed, even the most diminutive of spaces can be changed with somewhat vertical cultivating. The sky truly is the point of confinement, as you’ll be cultivating upwards and not at ground level. We’ve utilized an old stride stepping stool to spruce up a soiled corner yet you could undoubtedly utilize hanging bushel, a trellis or pots on dividers or fence posts.

# Ingredients

  • Enriched Compost
  • Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed (ideal for attaching to a hosepipe)
  • Patio Magic!
  • Empty pots or containers

# Other useful items

  • Garden string/wire
  • Gardening gloves
  • Trowel
  • Watering can or hose

# March to October: Pick a corner on your patio that could do with brightening up a bit, and think about ways in which you can start gardening upwards.

# If there’s any mould, moss or algae on the paving, clean it up with Patio Magic!. Applied through a watering can it shows effects in 3 to 4 days and goes on working for months.

# Next, place a layer of gravel or broken pots at the bottom of your chosen containers for drainage, then add some enriched compost, which is suitable for outdoor use. Place the root ball of your plant onto this layer and fill around with more compost.

# Plant up a selection of container type plants, including plenty of trailing ones such as ivy, fuchsia or geraniums. Experiment with different colour schemes, and try grouping different sizes together for a more relaxed feel.

# Place one of the pots on each of the steps of the ladder, or at different heights within your chosen area, with the trailing varieties towards the top.