Free up floorspace with a vertical garden. Wall-mounted planters are good for small areas and are also easier on the back than garden beds.
Make one from a plastic storage container, adding dividers and fabric to keep the soil and plants in place.
Avoid large plants that put weight on the roots and use a potting mix that contains water-storage crystals.
Plants that thrive in shallow soil are best. Try small-leafed ferns or bromeliads on a shaded wall, and in full sun use succuluents.
TIP Spray the plastic with a primer then apply a matt black paint.