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Balcony pockets

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

After a lot of thinking I have decided to create a vertical garden for my balcony. I think that this is the easiest way to use up the small space that I have in my balcony. I think that at least now the balcony looks a bit more greener.

I bought a discounted trellis  in Woddies and I painted it in pistachio colour.  Then I made some pockets with some IKEA fabric that I had that is 100% cotton. They were very simple to make. I did different squares and rectangles at different sizes to hang from the trellis. If you decide to do this make sure that the fabric is letting the water to come out when you water the plants other ways your plants will rot!

I did some holes at the back of the pockets and I put through the holes cable ties that I used to tie the pockets to the trellis.

I went back to Woddies and I bought a selection of flowers that live well with poor light (my balcony does not get a lot of light) and that they do live well in small spaces. I bought a couple of alpine flowers and Ivy pots and here is the result!