Fabulous idea to put a green wall here.

Fabulous idea to put a green wall here.

The geraniums are doing well.

The geraniums are doing well.

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.

Showing the planting along the side of the house that borders Ewart Lane.  I think this looks great.

Showing the planting along the side of the house that borders Ewart Lane. I think this looks great.

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