Wall Gardens

A mix of sun and shade

A mix of sun and shade

This steep bank mixes sun and shade species, from aloes and groundcovers, to bulbs and shrubs. This is a great no-mow option for a bank.

Geranium incanum

Geranium incanum

This beautiful, long-flowering groundcover is one of the best plants for a sunny wall garden.

A long, narrow wall bed

A long, narrow wall bed

At the top of the stairs, Senecio barbertonicus fills in the tight space with leaf cover from the soil up. Leonotis leonurus is tall enough to show its fluffy orange flowers above the cement railing.

Great Companions

Great Companions

Aloe vanbalenii and Euphorbia grandicornis at back, fronted by the low-growing Othonna carnosa and large flat leaves of Kalanchoe thyrisflora.

A Winter Show

A Winter Show

Aloe ferox, Dietes grandiflora, and Pelargonium tongaense are a water-wise and easy-care combination.

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum

This drought-hardy species looks outstanding in wall gardens and rockeries.

Texture, form and colour

Texture, form and colour

Othonna produces lovely foliage and little yellow buttons than flow over the edge. Crassula ovata is slow growing and adds a gnarled charm to the bed, reducing glare from the pale wall. Kalanchoe is grey-green in summer, and red and russet in winter.

Senecio barbertonicus

Senecio barbertonicus

A bright purple container enhances the lemon-yellow flowers and fat grass-green leaves.

Felicia and Cotula sericea

Felicia and Cotula sericea

Gorgeous companions for a stone wall.

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Pelargoniums

Pelargoniums

Hot sun brings out the gorgeous scents of this species.

A sunny  mix

A sunny mix

Lampranthus aureus, Barberton Daisies, and Imperata cylindrica mass together for a grassland effect in this large, sunny raised bed.

Neat and minimal?

Neat and minimal?

Static form plants, like Aloes, Cycads and Cotyledon orbiculata, hold their space in this raised bed. A beautifully constructed pole wall separates the bed from the gravel floor below.

A Stone Display Case

A Stone Display Case

A boulder wall provides a neat, elegant display case for a Cycad collection.

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Just add light

Just add light

An outside light that echos an old street light design illuminates this gorgous garden.

Plectranthus verticillatus

Plectranthus verticillatus

An excellent choice to soften and brighten a shady walled bed. Stems will root in gaps and spread out further from the mother-plant.

Lime-green to lift the low light

Lime-green to lift the low light

Add Bulbine latifolia to a shady bed. This species is found naturally around rocks and won't mind roots squeezed into small spaces.

Colour for Shade

Colour for Shade

Clivia miniata, Plectranthus verticillatus, and ferns fit easily in this narrow shady wall bed.

Crassula dejecta

Crassula dejecta

This pretty Crassula species has dense foliage that hangs neatly over the edge of a wall.