Vertical Herb Garden
We'll be starting out in the courtyard. Mainly because that area has the most likely chance of us using it and visiting it on a regular basis. The front yard I don't even want to think about at this stage as there are so many things we need to do there to make it useful. But maybe that won't be as far off as I think as we'll have to get it sorted for the driveway...
Vertical Herb GardenI'll be installing a mini vertical garden for herbs and often used items in the courtyard. This is unlikely to be aquaponic driven as I want to have it in the courtyard as opposed to on the northern wall. See the below diagram:
Aquaponics and Vertical Garden InspirationsFor the pond I really having something that we can look at visually, be productive and provide another purpose - seating. Oh and it can help also with noise and create a lovely sound and mask unwanted noises (like road noises etc).
Here's an inspirational pond design with instructions in the link:
I love the wide board for sitting on. The site has a great set of instructions on how this got put together. Seems fairly easy to be honest! Just needs good pond liner really :)
This is my all time favourite vertical garden aquaponics design picture:
I think it's the lushness and the chunky sleeper timbers to form up the pond :)
But I do like the idea of white pots. Haven't found much in the way of those with the commercially available vertical garden kits. I may end up just doing gutters for my aquaponics gardens. Surely that should be better than plastic with reaction to the sun? And that way I can get my white vertical garden.
Here's some instructions on how to do a vertical gutter garden: