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Old 1st April 2009, 10:55 AM
shawnintland shawnintland is offline
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Default Living wall progress photos (part 2)

Things are starting to move forward on the living wall these days! We have finished all the 'hard' hardscape (Cement/steel) and have been working on the 'medium' hardscape (mesh/capillary mat/piping) this week. Hope that things will be ready to start plugging in the plants next week (though a week of testing out the mist system/automatic controller/etc would probably be a good idea first!)

Here's a few shots of things progressing;

Last week;


Prepping the anchor bolts;


1st layer of capillary mat up;


from above;


first layer of mesh going up;


mesh layer up;



another layer of cap mat and a little more lighting going up;




My friends says it looks like a giant speaker!;


Ok, hopefully we will get the garden irrigation emitters in next week it'll start looking greener/prettier!
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Old 1st April 2009, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Living wall progress photos (part 2)

What a huge project! What are you going to plant on the wall? It will be a great view through the windows.
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Old 1st April 2009, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Living wall progress photos (part 2)

Hi JK, Yeah, it's not really a 'weekend' project! We have been at this since sometime in early January! The hardest part is going to be trying NOT to over-do it with the plants! I plan on using a lot of ferns (some pretty exotic), hoyas (for scent), neps (of course!),. a few orchids here and there and a mixture of various epiphytes I've been growing. Hopefully by December of this year you won't be seeing the black of the capillary mat anymore! I really need to put in a lot of very small things that can then root themselves firmly into place. It will take some time but I think it'll be worth it!
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Old 4th April 2009, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Living wall progress photos (part 2)

Wow... vertical garden.. hope to see your final result soon :D
Where you install the watering system? on top of the wall?
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Old 5th April 2009, 11:17 AM
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Hi boonleng, I've had a little 'slow-down' as this is a long holiday weekend in Thailand and the relay switches and the transformers for the pump power supplies have to be assembled in Bangkok and then shipped down to me. I want to run the water systems for at least a few days before I start putting in/on the plants. The emitters for the wall system are on a pipe running along the top edge of the wall, wrapped in between layers of the capillary mat material. I'm thinking of changing my filtertank/water resevior to a much larger size so I don't have to worry about it pumping itself dry.
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Old 23rd July 2009, 11:10 PM
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This project is amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 23rd July 2009, 11:28 PM
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Oh! Really forgotten abt this project and the picts too. Now I remember each location and placements. Thanks for reviving ths thread again.
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Old 24th July 2009, 02:45 AM
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wow
I am waiting breathless to see the results
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Old 25th July 2009, 12:15 AM
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Well, we got a few days work in on the wall after a looooong break! I've only just started setting in the 'under-story' planting (kind of like ground covers) to let it get a bit of a head start on growing before starting to but in larger plants. I'm afraid it's going to have to go through a grow-in period before it'll look like much. I'll take some new pictures next week!
~Shawn
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Old 19th December 2009, 10:06 AM
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Update;


Sorry, better pictures will follow soon!
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