Awesome green wall

I spotted this awesome green wall outside the eThekwini Municipality’s City Architects office – I think they’ve done a good job.

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Green wall progress

A few months back a retaining wall at my parents house collapsed. Luckily no-one was hurt, but my dad decided this was an opportunity to rebuild it as a green wall. The structure of the wall includes large support beams and a steel-mesh, holding up sandbags filled with soil.

We started an ad-hoc planting programme, using mainly succulents and creepers from the garden. I am happy to say the plants have taken off and the wall is starting to look like it should, green!

Green wall, before the planting
And below, images of the wall as it is now.


A Greenwall with Cypresses?

I think this is just amazing:

A green wall created at the British National Gallery, a recreation of Van Gogh’s ‘A Wheatfield with Cypresses.’

Bridget McNulty