You can also add plants to existing walls, but they’ll need to have tiny root systems. Succulents with stems that poke into a hole and then take root are ideal. In time, they’ll form a mat over the rocks. Use a stick or dibble to press soil into these holes, and wedge in a few pebbles to hold the soil in place.
One may also ask, what plants will hide a retaining wall?
Best Plants to Cover Walls
- Climbing roses.
- Trumpet vine.
- Garden clematis.
Likewise, people ask, are succulents good for landscaping?
In regions that have been affected by drought or practice water-wise landscaping, succulents are a gorgeous and simple addition to the garden. They also thrive on patios, decks, and balconies, and make smart choices for pool area landscaping.
How do you plant in wall crevices?
Start by making sure there are no perennial weeds already in the gaps. Either remove them by hand or use a weedkiller if necessary. Then, simply mix your chosen seeds with a little compost, or take small seedlings, and push them into the crevice again with a little compost, and water lightly until established.
Our top 5 alpines for dry stone walls:
- Lewisia cotyledon AGM.
- Androsace lanuginosa AGM.
- Campanula portenschlagiana AGM.
- Glandora prostrata ‘Heavenly Blue’ AGM.
- Phlox douglasii ‘Crackerjack’ AGM.
The best plants for concrete planters are succulents. This is because succulents like soil that is more on the alkaline side and concrete leaches lime which is highly alkaline. However, you can plant any type of plant in a concrete planter, but you may want to soak it in water first.
Camp Allen. Creeping Fig Vine can turn a cement wall into a piece of beauty. It grows happily year round in warm states and loves the sun.
Creeping Jenny (Lisimachia nummularia)
Creeping Jenny doesn’t so much creep as run. It has trailing stems and short-stemmed flowers which don’t get badly affected by the wind. … I prefer the ordinary one as the green leaves and yellow flowers together look nice and fresh growing on a wall.
A living wall can last up to 4-6 years depending on the conditions and if you are properly maintaining and taking care of the plant.