Select an area for your plant wall and measure up.
Consider light levels and the dimensions and impact that you want. Choose the pocket configuration that will give you the right amount of coverage.
Mix and match pockets to get the wall size you require
If you’re joining pockets next to each other to make your row longer, overlap the pocket by screwing through both eyelets together
For several rows, create a 5cm overlap for the pockets
Mix up trailing plants, some feature foliage and small upright plants. Train trailing plants to the sides of your wall Direct the roots towards the back of the pocket so they are in close contact to the tongue at the back as this is how water is distributed around the plants
Mark out holes
Mark out your wall using a spirit level to ensure your rows are straight, marking your screw holes.
Depending on the size of your wall and the material you are screwing into, you may want to attach a sheet of marine ply or rows of battens to the wall first.
Prepare for planting
If you are installing an irrigation system, now is the time to thread an irrigation dripper line through the loops behind the tongue of each pocket. Use end connectors, and “T” connectors to create a dripper line for each row of pockets
Partially fill the pockets (approx. 2/3 full) with a container potting mix. You may want to lay out a tarp. This part can get a bit messy.
Once all planted, water towards the back of the pocket so water is wicked down the felt tongue at the back. (water approximately 1L per pocket)
Water slowly so that the water distributes evenly through the pocket
Screw in pockets
Have someone hold the pockets up while you fasten them to the wall through the pre-sewn eyelets using the multipurpose screws provided. You can either predrill the holes, insert the fasteners (for plasterboard and masonry) or drill the screws straight in (for timber or sheet metal).
Prepare the plants
Using 2-3 plants per pocket, gently tease the plants out of their containers, place in the pockets and scoop in additional potting mix to cover the root areas. Start from the top and work your way down
Once you’re done, step back and admire your living masterpiece!