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Design a dedicated potting area

By
Beckie Fox
Photography by
Roger Yip

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


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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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