On this small area, we've astroturf laid down on top of the concrete and this is where we've placed our palm trees and other hardy 'exotics'.
To add to the Mediterranean flavour, we've decided to grow a fig tree and so I set about making a planter with an integral trellis.
After playing around with several designs, we decided which one we wanted to go with and then out came the cut-off saw and a batch of our hardwood slats.
Construction was quite straightforward. We made the trellis fan first, the lower part of which also ties into the back wall of the planter.
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