I'm so pleased with the end result -I turned this into a hanging Lavender Wall! I initially wanted to turn this space into a hanging herb garden but I'm truly happy with this instead, in fact I think it looks much prettier than I think herbs would have.
Originally I was looking for some pots with incorporated hangers but everything I found was either not very pretty or silly expensive. I spotted these cute metal pots in Poundland and simply attached the handle with a tie wrap and then to keep the pots in the position I wanted, just put a little screw into the trellis underneath each pot for support. These pots didn't have any holes in the bottom so I did make sure to drill three small ones in the bottom of each to allow drainage. (Ps these pots look perfectly in line in real life, not sure why they dont in the photo!)
The choice of Lavender was completely by accident. I popped into B&Q on the way home from work one day to find a ton of Lavender reduced. The Lavender in these pots were just £2 each and fitted perfectly inside the metal pots - like it was meant to be!
As a huge bonus, I felt Lavender really suited the vibe the garden was developing, vintage and almost a little country. Those that know me, know I'm rather partial to a trip to a country estate or stately home, so adding those sort of elements into my own garden was very much welcome.
As another bonus, I just LOVE Lavender. I use the essential oils in my homemade skincare and bath products, I love it for its well acknowledged aromatherapy relaxation properties and it's a hardy fragrant plant - perfect for me! Lavender really is at it's best in July - my birthday month - I can't wait to see how it blooms in my garden.