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Still in it’s infancy, this PlantBox Living Wall from Growing Revolution has the makings of such a productive and beautiful addition to this sunny corner in Suffolk..

All the troughs are eco-friendly, stackable and have a nifty watering system that shows you when the water is getting low. Also, that way the plants learn to put out roots to find the water as it comes from the bottom., keeping the soil wet but not water-logged, which can easily happen when you water from the top.

The new living wall with herbs from Herbal Haven

I mostly used herbs from my favourite supplier Herbal Haven where the range is simply amazing. They arrive in recyclable holders that cut down for bringing on seedlings, or still in the recycling. I then added some chives at the top for a pink topper and some ferns for structure. There’s still a little room for cut-and-come-again lettuce or some sedge, which I dearly wanted to plant, but couldn’t source in time.


Gardening is surely an ideal profession for the woman who likes it. The work is not so heavy as to put too great a strain on her physical capacity; and in the more expert branches the possibilities and range of interest is really unlimited



My father used to say there was no such thing as can’t so I do try to say yes to everything, but at a push I would say that two feet on the ground is generally better for all and I do have specialists I can call on to do the other stuff. For instance an amazing chap who does hedges and fencing, and a mower chap who takes great pride in his work