The Pod is a sytem based on fogponics where a nutrient rich solution is transfered to suspended roots in a vapourised form. It is a clean system for growing without the mess of pots and compost - great for growing herbs indoors.
This concept for indoor gardening was developed by Greenfingers, a group of students from the University of Auckland.
If you only have a small yard, growing apples might not be on the cards.
There is one solution though if you want your own fresh picked apples - rent an apple tree!
There are quite a few farms that do it now and at around £30 per tree a year it is very cost effective. You can enjoy the opportunity to inspect your tree at blossom time and then enjoy a harvest day in the autumn.
With our changing climate especially with all the rain in the UK last year, moss is a likely candidate as perfect ground cover in our yards.
This is a display box at Kyoto's Silver Temple in Japan showing a range of mosses that are used in the formal garden there. But I love the format of the display boxes which makes a superb feature in its own right - it would look great with a range of different saxifrages as well.
Clematis armandii is a great early flowering clematis especially for south facing walls or fences.
The large dark green leathery leaves help it to cling onto trellis supports or other plants. Let it ramble amongst other climbers to create year long interest.
I hope you enjoy my blogging scrapbook of all things relating to owning and living with a very small garden.
My own yard is only 5m x 5m so I understand the challenges involved in trying to use this small space to the full.
I have been involved all my working life with design, garden design, horticulture and garden retailing. At present I work as a buyer for a large South west garden centre.
I have a passion for good cutting edge design and plants that excite.
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