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Looks great! The plants should get enough protection from the high heat that colorbond fences create.
Love this @kel. Great work.
Thanks also for sharing a more recent shot all planted up - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Gallery/vertical-garden/cns-p/13927
I'm sure this will inspire many other Workshop community members.
thanks jason,i made 3 of these that are along my fence,and they all have a watering system installed,so now i only have to turn a tap on and my whole garden is watered from my rainwater tank.
This looks great well done. Did it take you long to build @kel?
just a few days to build,if you want to build one yourself i will outline the process .just say you want to fill a 4 metre section, dig 4 post holes 1 metre apart for your uprights.i used 3 metre sleepers that i ripped down the centre.now screw a star picket to the back of each of your uprights,then cement each upright in its post hole with the picket at the back and let setfor the cross beams i also used sleepers ripped down the centre,and bolted these to the uprights,one beam across the top and the other halfway down.i forgot to mention that before i set the uprights,i knotched out for the cross beams so that sit flush.then for the flower boxes,just measure the gap between each set of beams and make your boxes to that dimension.for the boxes i used 200x25 rough sawn treated pine,which i screwed together to form the boxes.once you have made all your boxes,then just screw them to your upright beams,setting them at an angle.then you can build your base planter box frame and bolt it to your uprights.give the whole thing a coat of decking oil and you are ready to plant your garden,if you want to add a watering system, i just ran 13mm poly pipe along the top beam and centre beam and added mist sprays. i hope you get a rough idea from this and happy building yorky88
Just wanted to share some additional photos that our photographer took of @kel's wonderful vertical gardens.
You can also read Judy's story and learn about the genesis of this project at our blog - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Blog/Hands-on-for-a-sense-of-achievement/ba-p/18159
Thanks again for sharing your creation and inspiring us, Judy.
Looks great I would like to do a vertical garden on communal space fence but need pernission first with lots of detail. I love the idea of upcycling and have balcony and courtyard space of my own and garden bed in front of me which I've already put plants in but need to factor shade in that area.
Thanks for joining in the discussion @girrlzrok. It would be great what you have done on your balcony and courtyard area. And do let us know if you need a hand with your vertical garden project. I hope you get permission to proceed with it.
Visitors to this fantastic project might also be interested in the Top 10 most popular fence projects on Workshop, and the Top 10 most popular raised garden beds.
I'm sure you will get inspired by the fantastic work of our community members.
Hi I'm new to this workshop so just looking around the site too see what it's all about and to get advice and help I found this it looks awesome my fences are all colorbond fencing I dont even have a tree in my backyard I would love to do something like this for my little girl is this costly we've had a really hard 12months so it would be great to brighten up our lives a little thanks
Welcome to Workshop @dannii. I trust you will recieve lots of great advice and inspiration for your projects from our members.
Let me tag @kel for you to alert her to your question about the approximate cost of her vertical garden. I'm sure she would be happy to help as much as possible.
You might also be interested in these other projects from Workshop members who came up with other solutions to screen Colorbond fences:
Other ideas can be found in our Top 10 most popular fence projects.
Hope that helps.
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