You Wool! I Wool! We all make Woolly Walls!

Oct 22, 2010

We are proud to show off such a spectacular living wall (2 Wally Ones), designed by woolly customer, Brian Chapman. We are impressed! The plant selection and arrangement couldn’t be more stunning. For someone who claims to not have the greenest of thumbs, we think he just revealed a hidden talent!

Brian also posed an excellent install question about planting Wally’s.

Normally when you first plant something you water it heavily, so what’s the recommendation for the Wally’s given that they’re inside and can only hold so much water?

When planting Wally’s indoors we recommend soaking the plants in a large bucket of water before planting (still in their containers). Fully submerge them until there aren’t any more air bubbles, and then set them inside an empty bucket (on an inverted can) or in an empty sink until all the water drains out. This way the plants are nice and moist before planting them, and they’ll be less likely to shock during the transplanting process.

After filling your mounted pocket with soil (about half way), remove the pots and plant the moist plants in their new home, with their root ball towards the back of the pocket directly touching the ‘tongue’. When all your plants are in, gently pack soil around the roots to eliminate any air pockets, especially in the corners and under the straps. For complete step-by-step guide, click on the video below to watch our youtube video of how to install a Wally!

I was personally very intrigued by the hanging branches he installed above the pockets and Brian was so kind to fill me in. They are Algue, made by Vitra. It is pretty cool stuff- they’re all individual, modular pieces that you basically put together however you like. People have done some very creative designs with it! Click HERE to view. Brian used little eye hooks and fishing line to help shape it.

A job well done! If you have a woolly wall that you would like to share, please email photos to info (AT) woollypocket.com and we would love to feature it!

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