Magnetic wall planters by Metallicus

I just wanted to pay homage to the designers of the magnetic wall planter – Metallicus. Sorry for the incorrect credit on previous post. Here it is again.

wall plantersMetallicus create a variety of metal garden accessories, many bespoke. The planters above are attached to the metal wall via magnets. Its  a very nifty idea whereby the magnetic planters can be moved around to create a variety of patterns. Plants and their containers are placed into the red cubes. The cubes act as a water catcher and are yet another variation on the green wall concept.

Following on from discussion b/w the ediblegardener in the comment section below

Here is a cheaper and more make shift way of creating the above with an Ikea magnetic notice board and its little black boxes. Of course the Ikea version could never carry the weight of a mature plant (and its soil) however may be an idea for cut flowers? Also the Ikea board is not designed for outside use. Really there are major design issues with the Ikea solution.

If I was about to build a garden I  would be investigating installing a magnetic wall outside to hold Metallicus’ planters. Also it becomes another interesting playspace for children – down low the letters of the alphabet and for me above (hang tools etc).  Metallicus have also designed cushions with magnetics for outdoor furniture – i really like the idea of using magnets outside. It opens up many possibilities.