Balcony ideas

Hi
I have just purchased a new flat and the balcony has a shelf/gutter in the outside wall. 
Can I fill that space with plants?
What hardware would I need to hold the soil and water the plants?
what plants would thrive in a West facing, shaded space?
Thanks
Owen

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,719
    edited 28 May
    If you google wooden plant troughs there’s a nice selection to be had, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wooden-Garden-Planter-Trough-Metre/dp/B00BY6TESS
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,949
    Are you hoping to grow plants in the 13cm x 15 cm gap that will tumble down the wall?

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  • OlpageOlpage Posts: 3
    Lyn said:
    If you google wooden plant troughs there’s a nice selection to be had, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wooden-Garden-Planter-Trough-Metre/dp/B00BY6TESS
    Thank you Lyn
  • OlpageOlpage Posts: 3
    hogweed said:
    Are you hoping to grow plants in the 13cm x 15 cm gap that will tumble down the wall?

    Thank you for responding

    Yes I would love to be able to grow plants in the gap but I have little experience of gardening
    i do not know if I can get a grow bag to fit the space, would need a trough which could retain the soil on its side or if I could then water the plants adequately?
    Also what plants would grow in the shady, sometimes windy environment 

    Any advice would be appreciated 
    Thanks
    Owen
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