Gynura Procumbens in Garden Pots at the Front Fence

In a recent article, I wrote how I kept flowering vines tidy on one side (inside) of the front fence and have most of the foliage, including flowers, cascade on the other side (outside).

In this article, I'll discuss how keeping the inside clean and tidy allowed me to affix garden wall pots. And to these pots, I planted a medicinal vegetable/herb called Gynura procumbens or Longevity Spinach.

I've long wanted to plant several of this leafy vegetable because of its health benefits. My previous planting of this southeast asian vegetable was spotty and had too few growing. For a time, I relied on Gynura procumbens plants growing wildly around the neighborhood and would pick several branches in our morning walks.

Unfortunately, some of those neighborhood plants are now either too thin, dead, or were removed by owners. So supply has become inconsistent.

But because of the space I found available on the inside of the front fence, I got an idea to plant several Gynura procumbens there. To do that, I needed to mount garden wall pots on the concrete narrow ledge of the fence that is half-concrete and half-grilles.

How to Mount Garden Wall Pots on the Fence


  • Plastic Garden Wall Pot
    The plastic garden wall pots I use have a length of 11.8 inches, width of 4.72 inches and a depth of 5.5 inches. These were bought at Ramgo for 64.75php.

    The garden wall pot, actually, has a false bottom. The bottom part is actually the pot's drain tray. Shown below is the drain tray detached from the actual garden pot.

  • Solid Strand Wire
    The solid strand wire is a versatile tool I use around the garden. This will be used for tying the garden wall pot to the fence grilles.

  • Thin Insulated Wire
    The thin insulated wire is another versatile tool I use for tying materials in the garden.


  1. Position a garden wall pot on the concrete ledge to determine how the pots will look-like on the ledge and how you will be able to affix them to the iron grilles. The photo below shows the base (drain tray) of the garden wall pot rests safely on the concrete ledge.

    About two-third's of the bottom is supported by the ledge. So even if the drill holes (wall pots are meant to be screwed into walls) are used for tying the pots to the grilles, the wall pot's weight with soil can be supported.

  2. Determine how much foliage from the flowering vines need to be removed. The photo below shows how a branch from the Maiden's Jealousy vine or Shower of Gold (Tristellateia australasiae) will get in the way when another garden wall pot is added to the one already in the photo.

    This branch can be left alone, but realize that the next garden wall pot won't rest flatly on the grilles. Eventually, this branch will thicken further and may cause problems for the garden wall pot in the future.

  3. With a pair of pruning shears or maybe even a pruning saw, cut the thick branches that get in the way between the garden wall pots and the grilles. Cutting a big vine branch would definitely translate into disposing plenty of foliage that connect to it.

    A huge pile of disposed branches, twigs, leaves, and flowers may result from all the cutting and sawing.

(see part 2 for the continuation of this article)

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