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NEW PRODUCT Vertical Greenwall Blanket in Australia by Jamie Durie.

  Australia needs an affordable soft sided vertical garden product that works. Why? Because rigid vertical garden planters are a pain in the neck to install and Australia fails to offer a soft sided solution that is affordable. Woolly Pocket  outshines all the other soft sided wall planters Garden Beet reviews.  As discussed in the […]

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Woolly Pockets. Plants thrive at BBC Gardeners’ World living walls.

  The Only Way Is Up! Visitors to this year’s BBC Gardeners World at the NEC cannot fail to be impressed by the wall of wonder that is on display outside the floral marquee. By using Woolly Pockets, supplied by Garden Beet, the Gardeners World Living Wall demonstrates just how fun and versatile vertical gardening […]

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Vertical gardens in China – full of colour

  Images by Janoel Liddy Here is a vertical garden along the bund in Shanghai China. The flowers are a great colour lift for the highly polluted city (photographer did not see the sun for 4 weeks due to the pollution haze – jeeps!) . The big round dishes are lights. Below is a shot […]

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Cheap Vertical Garden Planter. Buy A Hooded Vent.

    Here is my new system to build a vertical garden – it is my next project. Please excuse the messy planting – this is concept stage only. I think the galvansied steel conventional hooded vents might be a cheap solution (approx £3.99UK or $4.00 Aus) to creating wall planters (and even a vertical […]

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Vertical gardens and water conservation. Does it really matter if vertical gardens use more water??

Well it seems I missed the opportunity to have another entry on The Dry Garden: A skeptic’s view of vertical gardens in the LA times. Stupidly I made the following point on the author’s blog. But she removed it – partly because I insulted her for which I apologise – but my points remain valid and need […]

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Living walls and tables – food for thought – Mandy Buckland @ RHS Hampton Court Palace

Gosh Mandy Buckland provided a great urban garden (complete with thin lines of living walls)  at this year’s Hampton Court show. A compact contemporary garden that I could definitely live with. It was the first garden I saw and soon became my favourite. The garden featured strawberries growing in the walls and along the table top. […]

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Vertical garden gone candy mad …… living walls are such a fad, NOT.

..ho hum ……….yet another garden designer stated that vertical gardens were a fad…AGAIN………. Well my plants are so happy with their wall planters that they are exploding with the most ridiculous colours – I never intended for yellow/pink/purple flowers to all come together – this garden was only ever temporary……(no not a fad, but a trial garden). […]

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UK planning will never allow for creative dead green walls designed by REC Arquitectura.

    Thanks Eye Candy for these pictures. Architects REC Arquitectura have been playing around with traditional roofing materials and have transferred the straw, or plalapa, roofs of Mexico and used the material for walls.  Very beautiful, innovative and contemporary use of a traditional building material. It’s also an interesting twist on using roofing materials on walls given the growing […]

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Experimenting with vertical gardens …which wall planter system allows living walls to thrive

I gave the Westfield green wall planting a hard time a couple of months ago – it seemed bland and not varied enough for the size of the wall. I need to slightly amend my criticism. I returned to the Westfield living wall today and the planting design looked more varied now the plants have grown and some species are […]

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Green Wall at London’s O2 – some plants are failing

Here are some shots of the green wall at the O2 centre in London’s east. While some of the plants are failing (sedums) I like the shape of this green wall and how it sits within the broader landscape. The main section of the green wall (front and sides) use some type of netted soil […]

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