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mralgae
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: mad idea...need help please Reply with quote

Ok I have a mad idea but need some advice please...Smile

I have a normal 6ft wall around the back garden and I am going to make plant boxes approx 3mtrs long to run along the top of the wall with trailing plants, something along the lines of lobelia.

The problem is I need to make the boxes as narrow as possible.
Given the length approx 3mtrs long what would be the minimum width I could make the boxes, given the hight of 2 - 3 inches deep?
So over all the boxes would be 3mtes long 2-3 inch high would I get away with approx 2 inch deep or would I have to make them deeper....?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mralgae
I'm slightly confused as to what you need a measurement for. If your boxes are going to be 2-3 inches high, then that is how deep it is. If it's the width you need then my advice would be just make the boxes as wide as your wall will confortable and safely hold. If you are fixing the boxes to a wall using brackets then you need to be carefully not to over do the box size as the boxes will be too heavy when filled with soil.
I hope this is of some help to you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi sunnymount farm thanks for your reply.

the idea was to have a cascading fall of flowers down the wall. i was a bit concerned as to how much room the roots would need for them to do well so they wernt to crammed together. given they will spread width ways instead od downwards.
the boxes will be screwed to the wall as well as brackets under them.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi mralgae
the secret to sucess growing flowers in small confined spaces is constant watering and feeding.if you do this religiously you will get great results.good luck with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi forestflame, thanks for that, just reading over my own posteven i find it hard to understand what i mean...Sad but it was the confined space they will have that was the problem. but think i have it sorted now. going to be next yr b4 or if i have any pics of this but will post as i go along.

thanks...Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good stuff look forward to seeing the pics
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