DIY: Make a vertical garden from PVC pipes | SA Garden and Home
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Last updated on 5 April 2018

DIY expert Misi Overturf turns discarded plastic pipes into a beautiful planted garden, and a vertical one at that – the best solution for small spaces

What you need

  • Plastic pipes (10 cm and 7.5 cm diameter)
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Handsaw
  • Polyurethane adhesive
  • Contact adhesive
  • Landscaping cloth
  • Scissors
  • Jute webbing
  • Plastic buckle
  • Plants
  • Potting soil

What to do

  1. Measure and mark the pipes, and cut them up into 15cm lengths using the handsaw.Vertical-garden-step-1
  2. With the pipes standing vertically, arrange the pieces into a pattern of your liking.Vertical-garden-step-2
  3. Glue the sides of the pipes together using the polyurethane adhesive and leave to set.
  4. Apply contact adhesive around the base of the pipes. Place them on the landscaping cloth and leave to set.
  5. Cut off the excess landscaping cloth using the scissors.Vertical-garden-step-5
  6. Attach the jute webbing around the pipes using the contact adhesive and use the buckle to fasten the two ends of the webbing together.Vertical-garden-step-6
  7. Fill the pipes with potting soil and plants, and suspend them from a wall by the webbing.Vertical-garden-step-7
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