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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