Ever heard of vertical Gardens? Nothing new, just that gardens can actually grow vertically.. with support lots of it that is. Famous french botanist Patrick Blanc, have been known for his famous portfolio of beautiful gardens.
He quotes : “Instead of there being nothing or maybe a scrawl of graffiti, a simple wall can become something poetic”
Make Your Own
Patrick Blanc’s DIY guide to building your own vertical garden, up to 5 meters high:
Step 1: To begin with, you need a metal frame which you attach to your wall. The frame should be 4 cm thick.
Step 2: On top of the frame you need to rivet an expanded-PVC sheet which is 1 cm thick. It’s important that it is expanded so you can staple things without causing cracks.
Step 3: Staple a 3-mm layer of polyamide felt to the PVC sheet to support the roots of the plants. There is no need for any soil.
Step 4: For watering your plants—along the top of your wall, run a length of hose-pipe with holes every 10 cm and also install a small irrigation emitter. Water three times a day for two or three minutes in winter, and up to six times a day in summer.
Step 5: For more practical information and details about how to assemble striking combinations of plants, Mr. Blanc recommends Noémie Vialard’s book “Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls”.
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