Green garden wall

Vertical  garden through kitcen window
Vertical garden through kitchen window

The framework and reticulation for our vertical garden has been installed by our landscapers (landscapeswa.com.au).

Vertical garden framework
Vertical garden framework

I started to randomly place our Ikea pots with my trial plants on the frame to get a feel for how it will fit together.

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View from long kitchen window
View from long kitchen window

I have spent the last couple of days potting new plants and herbs to go on the framework and I am trialling a soil recipe which I hope will retain water in the heat of summer and also provide some nutrients to help the plants thrive. The recipe is from Josh Byrne a Gardening Australia presenter.

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s3744201.htm

Soil Recipe

  • half the required amount of regular potting mix
  • add 25% of coir or shredded coconut husk
  • add 25% compost
  • a generous sprinkle of rock mineral fertiliser
  • a handful of pelletised manure

One of my favourite and most successful  plants are the perennial  portuluca – these look stunning in summer with their bright flowers overhanging the baskets and as a bonus they are extremly hardy. They will make up at least 40% of the plants on the green wall.

http://www.arom-ethic.fr/fleurs/

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I have added some pots of  Kalanchoe pumila Silver Grey  and  Aptenia succulents.

Kalanchoe Pumila silver grey
Aptenia
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Aptenia (I think this is very similar to what is known as ‘pig’s face’)

I have also planted  a selection of herbs that I frequently  use in my kitchen.

Mint
Mint
Italian parsley
Italian parsley
Marjoram
Marjoram
Thyme
Thyme
Sage
Sage
Curly leaf parsley
Curly leaf parsley
Herbs planted below verticle garden
Herbs planted below vertical garden
Herb garden
Herb garden

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We are enjoying  the view from our kitchen window  even though most of the plants  are still small and there isn’t  much greenery yet.

Vertical  garden through kitcen window
Vertical garden through kitchen window

I am quite sure that we will need to move and replace plants as the green wall progresses. I think that the trick will be getting the watering/reticulation right and light, oh and soil etc, etc ……… watch this space lol ☺

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5 comments on “Green garden wall

  1. The pots look great, so pretty and colourful, and I love the randomness of the colours. Looking forward to seeing it grow 🙂

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