I’m talking about living walls and vertical gardens with landscape designer Louise McDaid, covering pleaching trees and shrubs, aerial hedges, vertical gardens, pots and hanging baskets and climbing plants.
Living Walls Part 1 Pleaching
Have you ever thought of having a vertical garden? It’s one way to grow more plants that’s for sure. Which one is right for you? Design Elements covers five different living walls and vertical gardens. If you’ve never thought of this concept, then you’re in for a surprise. Let’s begin the series. Did you know that vertical gardens on an external wall of your home, acts as an excellent natural insulator, making the temperature inside several degrees lower. In fact, a room with a vertical garden can be 7 to 10 degrees cooler than a room without one!
Living Walls Part 2 Aerial hedging and vertical gardens
This is the second in the series of vertical gardens and living walls. If you’re creative or a bit handy, I’m sure you can come up with lots of different ways to make a vertical garden with pots or hanging baskets. Perhaps convert a crate, turn it on its side and fill in the spaces with compost and plants. There are also modular units you can buy like in this photo to the right. Let’s find out more….
Living Walls Part 3 Living walls with climbing plants
Spring and summer are good times to walk around your neighbourhood looking at flowers on climbing plants, but also you need to look at where and how the plant’s growing. If your garden is shady, don’t pick climbing plants that need full sun, and the reverse is also true. The series on Living walls and vertical gardens – great for small spaces, or even big spaces when we want to include an intimate or cosy part into our garden.