Checker Matrix

Happy New Year ’20 Garden Lovers !!

Thought I would kick off the year with a rather special finishing touch installed just before Xmas, added to a design of mine for very special clients at Greenwich. To my horror I see from the file I’ve been ‘making’ this garden for 20 years. So this Checker Matrix by Master Greenwall supplier Mark Paul, really is the glace cherry that’s been a long time coming 😮

Coloured negative spaces give foil to each planted square, using plants borrowed from indoors that are adaptable in sheltered spaces like columnea, peperomia, nematanthus & callisia

There are many types of greenwalls to be had these days and if you had a masonry recess, a framed Checker Matrix might be just the right feature to bring surprising interest to your garden.

Viewed from across the block looking from an open sided pavilion, this surprise Checker Matrix is conspicuous only as a step out view from the house floor plan

To the left side and to bring lush mass to a void fence space, Grow Baskets of fibre mesh weave with flat backs have been mounted onto an aluminium frame with its own drip tray. In time, I’ll show you how the Elk Horn Ferns, mixed bromeliads and native hoya australis, will expand across their mesh support.

Having its own irrigation ensures efficient water use and the inorganic medium can’t disintegrate, leading to undesirable root block and nothing for them to grow in, as with potting mix. Just trim each each square to shape with hedge shears. It’s a touch of Brazil in Sydney’s cool subtropics growing conditions and a nod to Roberto Burle Marx to come home to every day.

Mark Paul – Greenwall Company

Mosman 9969 2682 for Paradisus Peter Nixon

So if a 20 years long work colleague, your family member or your besty since kindergarten needs a garden, NOW is the time refer them early in the year so we have the best chance of completing for them before Xmas ’20 !!

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