They’re also forecast to remain bang on trend for events, with Jess Martin, design expert at party planning company Ginger Ray, telling us: ‘Flower wall backdrops make a stunning focal point for any birthday celebration (inside or in the garden) and we expect them to be a big trend at weddings this summer too.’
If you’re keen to create a living wall of your very own, here are some tips and tricks from those in the know.
How to create a living wall
The natural first step is to give proper thought to where you want your living wall to be.
For the benefit of those who want theirs to be inside, Safestyle’s Adam Pawson tells us: ‘When it comes to the placement of the wall, creating it next to a large window is a great way to break up the room, brighten the space and bring the outside in.
‘This is an especially good tactic for those with little or no garden space, as it helps to create a focal point around the window.’
Chris Bonnett from GardeningExpress.co.uk says: ‘Living walls are a perfect use of space in smaller gardens and a great way to catch the eye in larger spaces. Gardeners can plant pretty much anything vertically, including annuals, perennials, herbs or vegetables.
‘It is important to consider which wall in the garden you want to plant on. Pick plants that prefer the shade if the wall receives less than half a day of sun. Spring is the best time to get planting, as plants will be coming into active growth.’
When it comes to what you should plant there, Chris recommends choosing plants that have similar needs.
‘Living walls can be a real thing of beauty too, some planters opt for brightly coloured flowers, to create a vibrant space,’ he says.
‘To simplify planting and watering needs, try choosing plants that have similar light and moisture requirements to the conditions on offer.’
You also shouldn’t shy away from enlisting a professional if you’re planning a bigger or more complicated wall.
‘In their simplest form,’ Chris explains, ‘Living walls can consist of shrubs and climbers running up wire supports. As they get more complex, gardeners could call in professional help to create cladding or planters affixed to the wall.
‘These green walls, covered in pretty flowers and greenery, will improve the air quality of the space, help keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and dampen down outside noises from neighbours and the street.’
If you aren’t able to make a real living wall work, artificial plants can have a very similar visual impact and can easily be put up or taken down to suit your needs.
Jess says: ‘Artificial flower walls are a fantastic substitute if creating one with real plants isn’t feasible.
‘Not only can you pin them up and take them down as you please, they’re also an affordable option and are incredibly simple to put up.’
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