Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Green Wall challenge...



 'Globally there are many examples of successful green walls but few in similar climatic conditions to Fremantle, where there are long, hot summers, high evaporation rates and salty sea breezes'. This is very true and when I spotted this 'trial' green wall when in Fremantle last week it was a coolish, cloudy day. Even though planted with tough, resilient to a hot dry climate species and fertigated with a monitored watering system I wonder how the plants will cope with a week of 40+C beating down relentlessly on the white brick wall, makes me hot just thinking about it :) If you'd like to know more about the project check it out here. I'm kind of hoping that despite the odds it will survive because they do look pretty fabulous! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


28 comments:

  1. I absolutely love vertical gardens like this. There is a wonderful one at Birmingham station here in the UK. I've always wanted one of my own but I think they need professional care. The word Fertigated is new to me but makes perfect sense. MY vocabulary has been expanded today - thank you!

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  2. Defying gravity. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. I love vertical gardens too, hope this one survives the hot summer days. I would love to have one in my garden too, but I think it needs a bit more care and attention than I'm able to give it!

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  4. What a lovely shot and a good example of urban gardening.

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  5. These gardens have the same problem here with climate but it is the cold of winter that does them in! They do look wonderful though, Grace! Hope it survives.

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  6. The plants do look special on the wall, and besides being attractive they add oxygen to the air!

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  7. Beautiful and different and I love it!! Some people are so creative and imaginative!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great week!!

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  8. The Desert Botanical Garden has one of these that appears to be doing well here in the very hot summers. I really do love this idea.

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  9. Oh I hope it does too Grace, it's looking good!

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  10. Green things grow on my wall, inside!

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  11. There's an interior vertical garden here that I've never photographed. I should have a go at it.

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  12. Beautiful - I learned something new today - about a green wall!
    Lovely!
    Have a Wonderful Week!!
    Peace :)

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  13. Beautiful although I think this one may have a tough time in the conditions you describe. I did find one in London recently just off Fleet Street an area I know you remember Grace...

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  14. Now that is clever and pretty!

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  15. I believe there is a cafe in Perth that has an outside wall of greenery. Hope this one survives. My mind did a hop, skip & jump when I looked at this photo - started singing 'By the Rivers of Babylon' - go figure!! Take care out there.

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  16. Um, I don't know about white being the best choice. Maybe it is meant to blind the viewer if the plants are drooping.

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  17. I wish the project luck. The first green wall I ever saw was in Madrid. But the whole 3-story wall was planted and it looked like water ran frequently behind the vegetation. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  18. With the apartment boom these types of gardens are becoming more and more popular Grace.

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  19. Another innovative idea. The plants look lush and well cared for.

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  20. I have an old childhood friend who runs a company called Green Fortune.

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  21. It must be a challenge for sure with your temperatures overthere....

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  22. Wow, they achieved quite a lot already! Great idea, and nice pic, Grace!

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  23. Isn't that interesting! I saw some huge green walls in Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, but that is perhaps a more receptive environment.

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