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Artificial Green Walls
Green Walls Posted: 05/12/2014
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When it comes to vertical greening, natural is rarely easy. Sometimes the costs of building and maintaining a natural green wall simply outweigh the benefits. A living wall can fail and die in a matter of weeks without proper care and management, and --not to put too fine a point on it -- professional expertise. ‘Greening’, however, is taking on a new dimension. With the development of artificial vertical garden systems that look and feel like the real thing, creating inspiring expanses of green has become as simple as cake. Maybe even simpler. Artificial vertical garden systems eliminate, or minimise, the effort required to sustain li...

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The trouble with living green walls
Green Walls Posted: 05/12/2014
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Natural rarely means easy. So natural green walls are not only fashionable, they are healthy and apt for both people and the planet. No argument there. But those who want to sign on to this urban ‘regreeneration’ should read the fine print. Like marriage, vertical planting is a long-term commitment. Living green walls need time, effort, attention, care and loads of love. They also require a fair sum of money. There is simply no way around it – vertical gardens are costly, to build and to maintain. Moreover, they are quite complicated. You will need to consider issues such as weight and structural load, support, lighting, irrigation, waterp...

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Preserved Moss Walls
Green Walls Posted: 07/11/2013
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The Garden Builders were approached by a new, dynamic, young company in South Wales to produce a bespoke water feature for their new board room. Unfortunately, the water feature concept couldn’t be realised as first hoped, due to the suitability of the location. However, with some inspiration from Dawn Latham of The Garden Builders, the clients ‘think IFG’ were persuaded instead to commission a beautiful bespoke ‘Preserved Moss’ artwork for their boardroom. Formed by hand from a combination of pole moss, bun moss & reindeer moss and edged with a smart mirror polished stainless steel edge trim the feature artwork cleverly reflects the...

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Green walls
Green Walls Posted: 14/10/2013
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The green walls are living things and on some occasions, the plants die due to the life of cycle of the plants, diseases, lack of maintenance or wrong plant selection. If you are on season experiencing die back of plants on your green wall and you are wondering what is the best way to bring the wall back to life. Replacing dead plants with new ones is the best solution. This is fairly straight forward. Depending on the actual system of the green wall you can use only small plants, p9 or p6 pots, bigger size tend to not fit in the planting pockets or slots designed to hold the plants. Not all nurseries sell pots in those sizes and you may n...

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Problems with Green Walls
Green Walls Posted: 09/10/2013
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Green walls are really effective and spectacular but they are also high maintenance and require attention or regular bases, usually weekly or at times even daily. The most serious problem that can happen is the irrigation system to fail. If that happens the issue has to be fixed immediately as lack of water will really quickly affect the plants. The reason for the irrigation to stop working could be something really simple like for example the battery on the computer fails, however a more problematic issue is insufficient or fluctuating water pressure. This can proove to be quite difficult to overcome especially if the green wall operates on...

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