Bespoke artificial hedge planter transforms a tired balcony

May 14


Jenny Mellish

Jenny Mellish

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Artificial hedge is an alternative gardening material, can be used in many ways. One way is to update a tired balcony.


Dave has lived in the penthouse for 6 years. He was not happy about the tired red brick wall on the balcony. He called for my help.

It was straightforward to install the ivy leaf hedge panels onto the existing surface. Use cable ties to fix the hedges onto the metal frame as there were some gaps to utilise. And use galvanised masonary nails to secure the hedge panels onto the wall.

It was slightly trickier for the other side of the balcony. Dave wanted to build a tall privacy screen to hide his BBQ and other objects behind the sceen when not in use,Bespoke artificial hedge planter transforms a tired balcony Articles but to remain accessible. Also it acts as a windshield.

I suggested we use the same artificial ivy leaf hedge panel to build the planter. I built the hedge planter the same height and colour as his balcony. One challenge was the narrow staircase to access the apartment. I overcame this by building the planter on site.

Dave's balcony has been transformed into a greenery. He is planning a party to show off his oasis to his friends and family.

This is what he wrote " 
Jenny is an artist and has great vision. She works with you to develop the ideal garden or installation. The work she does is superb in quality, style and look. I cannot say how much she has transformed my garden space into a wonderful place to relax and spend time."