If you don’t have a very big garden, or are even limited to a balcony, you may feel as though there’s not much you can do with your outdoor space. After all, how creative can you be when you only have a small patch of land to work with?

Well the answer is very creative actually – you need to view the space in three dimensions for a start. Vertical planting has been around for a while, but it’s really coming to the fore at a number of the top gardening shows this summer.

BT Lifestyle recently offered some advice on how to start your own vertical garden, but you may still want to get a bit of help with garden design in Flintshire to ensure you’re maximising the space and will be able to properly care for your new plants.

The first thing you’ll need to do is get some suitable containers for your vertical garden. There are plenty of options, from small canvas pockets to vertical herb planters.

The main thing to bear in mind is that these kinds of gardens are best for shallow-rooted plants. That’s because the containers used for vertical planting can’t hold a lot of soil.

Paul Smith, business manager at wholesaler Brundle Gardener, told the news provider that you just need to be careful with your plant selection from the outset.

“Putting plug plants in is best – you’re not going to put in a plant that’s been planted in a five-inch pot because you won’t get the necessary depth in the planter,” he explained.

Given that the Guardian recently highlighted the benefits of gardening for our mental health, now could be the perfect time to re-evaluate your space and work out if you can set up a vertical garden at your home.