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Unfortunately we can't deliver paint. We're sorry but we don't have enough paint in stock due to high demands before closure and our suppliers are now closed which means we can't get more stock. We will be here for all your painting needs when re-open.

How To: Create A Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are wonderful for people who don't have a lot of horizontal space or for those who want to add a splash of colour to their garden. Below we will demonstrate how to create a vertical garden. Vertical gardens are wonderful for people who don't have a lot of horizontal space or for those who want to add a splash of colour to their garden. Below we will demonstrate how to create a vertical garden.

 What you will need:

  • Hanging pots.
  • Compost
  • Plants
  • Sandpaper 
  • Trellis
  • Woodcare paint
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Drill
  • Suitable screws
  • Spirit level
  • Cotton dust sheet (if required)
  • Dust mask
  • Pressure treated timber battons

 

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  • 1 Lightly sand trellis with sand paper to remove any flaking wood or splinters.Be sure to make a dust mask and then give it a quick wipe with white spirits to remove any dirt or grease.
  • 2 Apply the first coat of paint in light strokes with your paint brush until all the areas of the trellis is covered with paint. Note: Be sure to place trellis on a suitable dust sheet to protect the surface underneath.
  • 3 Leave the first coat of paint to dry as long as the instructions on the tin state and then lightly sand with fine sandpaper.
  • 4 Apply the second coat of paint once the first coat is completely dry. If a third coat is required then allow to dry and lightly sand as previously.
  • 5 Apply the second coat of paint once the first coat is completely dry. If a third coat is required then allow to dry and lightly sand as previously.
  • 6 Add flowers or herbs into the pots to give that splash of colour.
  • 7 Align the trellis to the fence making sure it is level using a spirit level. Then using a pencil mark on the fence where the edge of your trellis is. This is where you will be positioning your battens. One batten either side will be suitable but on a wider trellis a third batten in the centre may also be required for additional support.
  • 8 Attach the battens to the fence using a drill and woodscrews. The battens should be no longer than the trellis and should line up just inside the pencil markings you made. Note: If not using pressure treated timber then ensure to paint your battens similarly as per the trellis.
  • 9 Drill the trellis to the battens using a drill and screws to ensure the trellis is secure.
  • 10 Now add to colour to your garden by hanging the pots to your trellis.
  • 11 The finished result! You now have a vertical garden and a wall of colour for you to enjoy. Click here to view PDF