How to make a hanging succulent frame
A small vertical garden in a picture frame is easy to make and looks amazing.
Words: Jane Wrigglesworth
Step 1: Take cuttings of succulents, leaving a 5cm stem attached. Let them dry for a couple of days.
Step 2: Find a wooden box with low sides (7cm or so), plus a fancy picture frame. The box should be about 3cm smaller than the frame. Turn the picture frame over and staple a piece of wire mesh to the back to just cover the hole.
Step 3: Line the box with heavy-duty black plastic.
Step 4: Attach 2cm-angle brackets to the sides of the box. Place the picture frame on top of the box and secure it.
Step 5: Attach two D-rings to the top of the box on the back for hanging.
Step 6: Fill the box with succulent potting mix. Plant the succulent cuttings in between the mesh until you fill the frame. Stuff sphagnum moss in any gaps.
Step 7: Leave the box and frame lying flat for six weeks or more until roots develop, anchoring the succulents.