For a long while we cracked our heads over how to maximise this long vertical wall. I'd like to get a vertical green to draw emphasis on this luxurious space. But getting one of those stacked trays at Goodwood would set us back by thousands of dollars with no guarantee that the plants would survive. Our wall gets quite a lot of sun.
Another idea is to set up a water lily pond in this small balcony. If I'd a way to prevent water from seeping into the elephant climber, i'd combine both. L's other question is how do I water the elephant climber with the lily pond. This picture was taken after 4 weeks. The leaves are yellow from too much rain.
Our elephant climber focuses on one "arm" at a time. This is really team work, I gave L the idea and he executed it, coming up with the ingenious idea of tying 3 fishing lines up the wall, tied at each end with simple hooks (type used for hanging pictures).I hope the hooks can sustain the weight of the creepers.