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Design a dedicated potting area

Beckie Fox
Photography by
Roger Yip

Whether indoors or out, indulge your love for gardening with special storage and space


My potting room isn’t large (3.7 by two metres) and has three doors and a window that break up the walls, so my mantra became Maximize every centimetre.

  • Shelving goes right up to the 2.5-metre-high ceiling; a footstool enables me to reach the top shelf.
  • Open shelves above and below the counter are less expensive than cupboards and more spacious.
  • Heavy-duty iron hooks along one wall hold hats, aprons and jackets, and eliminate the need for a closet.
  • There’s truth to the old adage A place for everything, and everything in its place. For example, labels on baskets and around the necks of canisters that contain fertilizers and floral preservative make tidying up quicker. 

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