Page 11 - Redbriik: Property and Lifestyle Magazine Summer 2019
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                   TRENDS #2:
Urban garden spaces have never been more popular and the more attention grabbing the better. One of the biggest gardening trends is the living wall, or vertical garden – a collection of wall-mounted plants that breathe life into both gardens and interiors. In fact, it’s so popular that searches for ‘green wall’ on Pinterest have increased by 850% in the past year.
A vertical garden can be as simple
as a tier of stacked planters or as intricate as a high-rise wall completely covered in vegetation. You can use most kinds of compact plants for a vertical garden. Herbs such as thyme and coriander will smell amazing
whilst grasses and ferns add texture with splashes of colour. Succulent plants are very on trend and can almost be made to look like living art – check out Pinterest for some truly stunning examples of this in action.
Retailers have locked onto this
trend already and you can buy ready-made vertical garden kits which include everything you need. Alternatively, retailers such as Ikea and some of our brilliant local garden centres sell colourful pots and frames so you can make your own. However, if you really don’t have green fingers you can also fake this look indoors using green-wall inspired art or wallpaper!
Satsumas plant ladder with pots, £30, Ikea,
    Wonderwall 2.5m Vertical Planting Kit, £300, Dobbies,
White Living Plant Frame, £39.99, Primrose,
  Vine Floral Wallpaper Mural, £36 per sq m, Murals Wallpaper,
Burgon & Ball vertical wall planter, £9.95, John Lewis,

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