The residents at the corner of Ewart Street & Ewart Lane Dulwich Hill have recently created a green wall. The house is very visible when you drive along Ewart Street towards Marrickville, so a green wall here is a very nice addition to the streetscape.
The green wall structure is made of pockets in geo-textile that has been fixed to the exterior wall. Each pocket is filled with soil or another growing medium & planted. It appears that they were having some problems with plants surviving in this hot location. However, the geraniums were doing very well & the vibrant red of their flowers is what initially attracted my eye.
My photos were taken around a month ago & it may have been replanted since then. With trial & error they will find what works & the community will get to benefit from the addition of beauty on what was a bare wall.
The residents have also planted mother-in-law’s tongue in the tiny area between the wall of the house & the kerb of Ewart Lane. These are extremely hardy & are a good choice for this location. Being hemmed in by the building wall & the kerb with the bitumen road beside will stop them spreading.
I was with a friend who was just as happy as I was to see this work. Any addition of green improves the streetscape. Adding the structure on the wall was a great idea & I am sure that this will become very attractive as the plants grow. Well done.