Blog 6: Indoor / Outdoor living walls

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”  Pedro Calderon de la Barca

This blog is a “how to” from experience – I’m not writing this telling you all how to do something without doing it myself first (I wouldn’t ever do that!)

Bringing the outdoors in is a trend that is gathering speed – not moss. It doesn’t matter what size your home is to incorporate this trend into your home.

Living walls are popping up everywhere, restaurants, coffee shops, outside & inside hotels. They look glamorous, bright & expensive. Well I’ve now hopped onto this trend and my garden has just welcomed some living walls – they are great and so easy to do.

Here is my “how to guide” including pictures on how to add living walls to your life to make it more vibrant.

Enjoy x


 

Step One: Buy a Vertical living wall planter – this is what I purchased but you can find similar on the internet.

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Step Two: Decide where to hang your planter – I am lucky enough to have a garden with my flat and wanted to have them outside. If you don’t have a garden – they are great to have in your kitchen to grow living salad or herbs or you hang on your balcony – this can make you feel you live in a little jungle of your very own.

I chose blue & white trailing Lobelia flowers to plant in mine – so they flow on top of each other covering the planter completely.

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Step Three:  Add the soil and plants of your choice to your planter.

Top tip (I learnt this quickly) add soil and plants one by one, start at the bottom and work your way to the top!! The pockets are made of a type of felt and so don’t overload with soil.

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These have only just been planted so I will update you with more pictures when they start to flower. I would love to see your hanging walls, don’t forget to tweet them to @BothamInteriors or include us in your Instagram post – CharlotteBothamInteriors.

 

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