(c) Lyndsey Young
Follow the step-by-step guide below to create your very own gutter garden and bring a little more nature into your life
You don't need a lot of space to bring a bit of nature into your home. You can create a garden in the smallest of areas and help to make your life that little more wild.
The steps below, designed by Lyndsey Young, guide you through creating a garden simply using guttering!
Find a suitable fence to fix your guttering to
First thing's first - you need to find the perfect spot to house your new guttering garden. I chose my sturdy garden fence; if you decide to fix it onto a shed wall or house wall, be sure that you do not soak the wall each time you water, or allow excessive water to pool up against the wall.
Drill drainage holes into the guttering
Ensure you follow this step to allow correct draining.
Fix your guttering brackets to the wall
Clip the guttering into place
Fill with soil or compost
Plant your fruit plants
I chose strawberries, but you can choose a different plant should you wish. Make sure to allow enough growing space between each plant.
Stand back, admire your new, upcycled gutter garden and reap the fruits of your labour (you may have to wait a couple of weeks for that one!).