Pamela Means has a townhouse in Auckland and its tiny garden is mostly deck and paving. She wanted a food and fragrance garden but there was no space. Then she saw Hanging Gardens on display at a home show. Bingo.
Now Pamela has a five-square-metre hanging garden, north facing but shaded by the house during the heat of the day. It has a watering system on a timer and she uses sheep pellets as fertiliser. It works brilliantly. She harvests many herbs all the year, has different seasonal salad greens and grows beans, peas, snow peas and cherry tomatoes in the summer. There are also pretty rhubarb plants and blue berries.