Hi Matt!I am in great dilemma, whether to plant planted in pocket with the soil as attached in clip or without soil?Thanks!!
@Bart I think soil is easier. Then you don't have to rely on getting the fertilizer right. And the plants are going to come with soil, so why not use it.Matt
Thanks Matt!!!!!!!Just one more question...I know that all they ask for the fabric, but whether it can be used geotextile instead of MRM14?Bartol
Hey Matt, I've been reading your blog and finally have the courage to start a project of my own. I have a couple of questions, I'm planning to do this in my backyard on a cinder block wall. What do you suggest I do as far as mounting the boards. Do I need some type of framing or can I just drill them directly on to the wall then create a custom frame with wood or stone? The wall is pretty big approximately 5' x 25'long. I planning to use succulents since the wall gets lots of sunlight and seems to be much easier to maintain. I plan to have my gardener install a dripper system instead of the pump system. Thanks
Hey Matt, Your blog is great. I am inspired to do a greenwall of my own. But you have also inspired me to do something else. I love your table that sinks into the floor. Can you explain more about the mechanism and how it's been working out for you? Anything you would do differently if you had it again?Thanks!
@haju Thanks for your comment. The mechanism for the table is inexpensive and easy. It's just common black pipe that I got from a plumbing supply store. There is a fitting on the underside of the table and one on the floor. The pipe is threaded on both ends. To put up the table I just screw the pipe into the floor and then screw the table top down on it. There are two things I would do differently. I'd get the threads on the ends of the pipe more carefully tapered. Mine are very rough and getting the threads to catch can be tricky sometimes. Also I'd either bring some kind of Eco cutting oil or ask the to use no cutting oil. The oil they used smells like raw crude oil. Really stinky stuff. I used an Eco degreaser to wash the pipe but it's difficult to do a good job. Good luck and send me photos please.
Thank you for writing back so quickly. This is all still in the planning stage but I promise to send you photos of the table and the green wall! :)
@RosaSorry for the very long delay.Patrick Blanc likes to leave an air gap between the sheets and the wall. You can use anything that will give you a little space; wood, aluminum, etc. Bear in mind that if you use wood it may eventually rot over time weakening your structure.Good Luck,Matt
@BartCatching up on missed comments sorry for the long delay. You can use any synthetic felt that will retain water. As long as it holds water and doesn't degrade it should work.Good Luck,Matt