Living wreath tutoriel

What you need :

  • Frame
  • Liner
  • Scissors
  • Plants - sedums,ivy, small compact rock plants
  • Soil - appropriate to the plants selected
  • Bits and bobs - stones, crocks, glass, shells ,broken pieces of ceramic...

For this demonstration we have chosen to use sedums and therefor a sandy, gritty soil.

Square decorative wreath

Step 1 - Open the frame

Open the wreath

Step 2 - Prepare the liner

Prepare the liner

Cut the liner to fit the bottom half of the frame including the sides. (Tip: the liner can be gently stretched to fit)

Step 3 - Make a rough plan

Make a rough plan with the plants and stones.

Step 4 - Add some soil

Add the soil

Cover the bottom of the frame/liner with a layer of soil.

Step 5 - Start planting

Planting a decorative wreath

Start planting. Don't be afraid to break up the plants in to smaller pieces.

Step 6 - Fill between the plants with soil

Fill with soil

Step 7 - Check the height

Check the height

Try closing the frame to check the distance between the plants and the top of the frame. 
Don't worry if the plants are touching the top of the frame they will sort themselves out in time,
however too much space between the plant and the frame could mean that the plants might fall when hung up.

Step 8 - Add the bits and pieces

Bits and bobs - living wall

Don't forget to add all your bits and pieces (Tip: if you have a lot of soil exposed cover it with a little garden moss).

Step 9 - Water and back fill

Water in the plants

When the planting is complete lightly water and back fill again. The frames take more soil than you might imagine.

Step 10 - Close the frame

Closing the frame

Carefully close the frame and clip together (Tip: a couple of cable ties or wire will help to secure the frame).

Finally water according to the type of plants. If your frame contains sedum plants, use very little water.
It is possible to leave the smaller frames to soak in a bucket or a basin, but not for too long.

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