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coccinellacoccinella Posts: 1,369

Good afternoon. First of all thank you to all who contribute to this forum, what a find for me. You have kept me company in a most horrid of winters. Like many, I am clinging to summery thoughts to chase away bad thoughts; so what would you grow in the gaps of this south facing wall? It has to be something that doesn't mind being thirsty. 

Luxembourg

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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,831
    Oh dear, I have wall-envy yet again!  Whatever you plant will probably need some watering to get established, and during hot Summers.

    Sempervivum, some of the smaller Sedums (Dragons Blood, Oreganum, Coral Carpet), Erigeron, Geranium cinereum, Aubretia, Delosperma, Gysophilla repens, Escholzia californica (that's an annual).
  • Masses of plants could grow in your wall.
    Suggest you look up crevis gardening or rock gardens...in UK
    Any of the plants listed there can be squeezed into a hole in your beautiful wall.
    The roots will go deep into the wall and possibly into the soil behind it for moisture.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=crevice+garden+plants+uk&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiU1o-62cvuAhVuTRUIHR89CdgQ_AUoAXoECBUQAw&biw=1280&bih=579
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 1,369
    Thank you KeenonGreen and Silver surfer. I already had some of the plants you suggest inside the wall/bed, so if you think they can also grow on a vertical side I will try it. The most beautiful I had last year was Origanum Kent Beauty, I have protected it so I hope it will be coming back this spring and it will definitely look pretty hanging down (if I manage to divide it). Thank you for the compliment about the wall, best money ever spent on the house! but it does dry up in summer and last year was extremely dry for two months here in Luxembourg, I pay water by the metre so must be careful what I plant there :)

    Luxembourg
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,710
    edited February 2021
    This link has a few very good suggestions...

    https://dengarden.com/landscaping/Plants-That-Grow-in-Walls

    Have a look at Erinus alpinus...a favourite of mine.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • More...Cymbalaria muralis.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Another.....Corydalis lutea.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • See also above ideas./pics
    Try ferns such as....Asplenium trichomanes 
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 1,369
    Thank you Silver Surfer!! I see you are in Scotland, can't wait to have another holiday there, not this year for sure :( 
    I love that Cymbalaria, I know where I can get some  ;) hehehe but does it transplant easily I wonder. Yes the Erinus is gorgeous looking and I think it should work. At the moment I am sorting out my seed and plant online supplier here in Europe (no more stuff from Chiltern :'( ). Thank you again and have a good day, I will post again to let you know how I got on. Stay safe.

    Luxembourg
  • The other thing I wanted to show you in my pics is how these plants grow without anyone taking care of them. No TLC.
    Get the right plants and they will take care of themselves.
    The gaps in the wall are quite large...you should easily be able to stuff tiny plants in the holes. Good luck..it should look wonderful.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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