Many of us are now choosing to live in rented properties, or have little or no outdoor space due to living in or near the city. If you’re limited for space, take a new approach to gardening and opt for ‘balcony living.’ By enhancing what outdoor space you do have available, regardless of size, it allows you to have an area to express your creativity and style. Whether it’s a balcony, patio or windowsill, there’s a range of planting containers and vertical structures to allow you grow various flowers and foliage.
Blogger, the Middle-sized Gardener shared her prediction for 2018: “Container gardening is really changing fast at the moment which is particularly important for people who have a small (or no) garden, for Generation Rent, and also for those living in new flats, where balconies are now much more common. Roof gardens, too, are a big new direction in cities, and they are very much about container planting.”
Blogger, A Beautiful Space added: “Vertical gardening is going to be a big trend in 2018. The growing awareness that gardening is good for both our emotional and physical wellbeing means even those with small spaces want to make the very most of their gardening potential. Vertical planters are the way forward and an exciting rel="noopener noreferrer" new innovation in gardening.”
Kezzabeth agreed, adding: “In 2017 we saw a huge amount of love for indoor plants being displayed in trendy ways and over the next year, I think we’ll see more of this same trendy arrangement outdoors too. Vibrant rope hanging planters, rustic concrete pots and more vertical wall gardening for those smaller spaces. Perhaps even outdoor plant #shelfies too!”