LIFE FORCE

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Vertical Gardening -

Your liv­ing wall can be as simple as grow­ing a vine or a creeper – tak­ing it a step fur­ther by fix­ing flower pots to a wooden or metal frame, or go­ing as com­plex as in­stalling a self-wa­ter­ing sys­tem that can soar sev­eral storeys high.

• Be­fore you plant, con­sider your wall’s mi­cro­cli­mate and how it will af­fect your plants.

• You need to look at the di­rec­tion your wall faces and what light it gets. It will be dif­fer­ent from other ar­eas of your gar­den.

• Think about tem­per­a­tures, air cir­cu­la­tion and hu­mid­ity.

• If you live in an apart­ment block, you also need to con­sider winds and street pol­lu­tion.

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