Gone are the days of needing soil and an outdoor area to create a green space – gardens can now hang from your ceiling! Hanging gardens are a great way to add a natural element to your space without taking up valuable floor room – and are super easy to set up and maintain.
Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.
The first thing to establish is exactly which plants you’d like to hang. They shouldn’t be too large or heavy – you don’t want to place unnecessary pressure on the ceiling above. They should also be suited to the size of your hanging pot – anything too large and soon enough, you’ll need to replace the pot!
Add potting mix to each hanging pot with a trowel.
Then place your chosen plants in, making sure to rough up the roots. Top up each pot with a little more mix, if required.
Using a ladder and power drill, drill holes in the ceiling where you want your hanging garden to sit. Make sure you place them far enough apart so that the baskets won’t hit each other when hanging. Use safety glasses while doing this to prevent dust from the ceiling falling into your eyes.
Insert a screw anchor into each hole and screw in your chosen hooks, ensuring each one is secure.
Once the hook is secure, slowly and safely attach a hanging basket to each hook, one basket at a time. Release each basket slowly in order to ensure it is fully supported by the hook before moving onto the next basket.
Your hanging garden is now ready to enjoy. Don’t forget to keep a note of each plant’s watering cycle so they can thrive.
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When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.