Friday, February 11, 2011

Green Walls

Green walls are used in The House Gardens, dividing the area into rooms, providing structure to the garden and shelter from harsh winds.

All our green walls so far have been made using Star Jasmine, grown over a framework of steel mesh. This twining climber grows quickly enough to provide a good coverage in only 2-3 years but not so quickly that it becomes problematic  to keep trimmed.

One additional beneficial outcome is that these walls are now being used as nesting sites by many small  birds. 

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