3. Get to grips with old wood
Now here, I’m talking about real work! Not the reclaimed wood you can buy anywhere, but old, small window frames. This idea is my personal favourite, because it would suit any garden, patio or balcony. Patience is a definite requirement for this planter, but the result is definitely worth the effort. If you can’t find an old frame, them you can also make this planter using a sturdy picture frame.
Lie your frame face down and attach some chickenwire to the inside of the front of the frame using suitable staples and nails. If you’re using a picture frame, then you’ll need to make it deeper by attaching another square or rectangular wooden frame to the back of the original frame with some screws that won’t pierce through to the front.
Line the gauze with a layer of moss, then add the soil to fill the frame. Close up the back of your frame by attaching an equally-sized panel of wood. Now, carefully, turn your new planter over and get ready to start planting! Small succulents, for example, are really suitable. Just poke a few holes in the moss and soil under the gauze with your fingers, and, very carefully, add your plants. Press them in firmly to ensure they won’t fall out when you go to hang up your new planter. Fill as much (or as little) of the planter as you like with different (succulent) plants and mount it on a wall or fence. Then just sit back, relax and enjoy it the whole summer long. Just don’t forget to water it as often as necessary.