Whether you have a tiny studio flat or just a bit of balcony space, it's still possible to grow a beautiful small garden, from nothing more than a window box, step, staircase, wall, porch or patio.
Here we show you how to create a vibrant balcony garden with these no-sew, easy-to-make saddle bag planters. They will give you plenty of planting space for flowers, herbs, and edibles, and they look stylish and colourful too. In this project, we used a selection of herbs, soft fruit, and edible flowers that can be planted in early spring and summer. If you'd prefer to try something else then spring bulbs work really well for colour and small evergreen shrubs can offer year-round interest. All the instructions you need are on the downloadable project PDF along with a list of the materials you need to start creating.
This project is taken from Small Space Big Ideas which shows you how to grow beautiful plants and tasty fruit and veg no matter how small your space is. Full of small garden ideas, you will find inspiration to make creative use of every possible growing space in your home- and find some you never knew existed! 40 step-by-step projects draw on inexpensive upcycling ideas and home-made style with useful techniques for small space gardening, such as installing water systems and outdoor electricity.
Small Space Big Ideas is perfect for anyone looking to add a little bit of Eden to their patio, balcony garden, hanging baskets, roof garden or vertical garden.