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  • #10919

    Jez Payne
    Participant

    Hi everyone

    I am getting involved with a group of students (14 -18 years old) who are looking to create a living wall out of old pallet boards. I have conducted a great deal of research on the internet and have seen garden designs that are both stunning and architecturally magnificent. However well beyond their means and abilities at this stage to create can any of you suggest a good link to do further research and what type of plants do well in a vertical wall?

    #10946

    Jack
    Keymaster

    Hi Jez,

    I actually met yesterday with a company who specialize in living wall design. They are very scientifically minded and are even looking at developing an aquaponic living wall system! anyhow I will be in touch with them next week and ask for their advice (don’t worry – I will mention limited means and abilities 🙂 )

    Will keep you posted

    Enjoy the site

    Jack

    #10970

    Jen
    Participant

    Hey Jez,

    Where are you based? Have you seen the living wall that is on the side of The Rubens Hotel in London? It’s quite something to look at!
    https://www.rubenshotel.com/about/the-living-wall

    Jen

    #11013

    PottedGirl
    Participant

    Hey Jez,

    What a great sounding project! I’d be fascinated to hear/see more as it develops.

    Best of luck!
    PG

    #11057

    FusciaHeaven
    Participant

    Thanks for posting that Jen – looks interesting. Although … i did get side tracked looking at the services they provide for their canine guests … oh London!

    #16015

    YH
    Participant

    Hi Jez,

    What happened with this project – did you get anywhere?

    #17452

    DennisVeal
    Participant

    Do you think if this vertical gardening will work for a condo?
    I was hoping to grow a vegetable garden in my new condo in Richmond Hill. I am planning to grow it in the balcony of the condo. But after reading this thread, I think I should grow one in my condo too. I have a plain wall in my condo, which I was thinking of repainting with some eye-catching and a well appealing colour, that wouldn’t affect the subtlety of the whole condo. But now, I guess vertical gardening would be the best option for the wall.
    But I am not sure if I will be able to like @jen specified- https://www.rubenshotel.com/about/the-living-wall
    Are there any other good ideas for a vertical garden for condos?
    Also, it would be of great help, if someone could suggest me some vegetables that I could easily grow on the balcony or any other area in my condo.

    #17455

    Jack
    Keymaster

    Hi Dennis,

    There are loads of systems for vertical wall growing nowadays – containers and irrigation for them.

    A popular choice of vegetable is strawberries.

    I recently went to a flower show in Chatsworth House where there was a stunning living wall on display – I’ll try to upload some pictures later.

    #17456

    Jack
    Keymaster

    Hi Dennis,

    There are loads of systems for vertical wall growing nowadays – containers and irrigation for them.

    A popular choice of vegetable is strawberries.

    I recently went to a flower show in Chatsworth House where there was a stunning living wall on display – I’ll try to upload some pictures later.

    #17457

    Jack
    Keymaster

    Hi Dennis,

    There are loads of systems for vertical wall growing nowadays – containers and irrigation for them.

    A popular choice of vegetable is strawberries.

    I recently went to a flower show in Chatsworth House where there was a stunning living wall on display – I’ll try to upload some pictures later.

    #17463

    DennisVeal
    Participant

    Sure @jack!
    Please share the photos…!

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