Go Gardening - - Greenlife matters -

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.

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