New Street Square, London, EC4

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    Vertical planting

    1. dohreme 73 months ago | reply

      Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth?

    2. mira66 73 months ago | reply

      No, afraid not.

    3. mira66 73 months ago | reply

      That tropical garden in Norwich has escaped my notice:) Nice try, but I'm afraid not.

    4. L'habitant 73 months ago | reply

      Just off Fleet Street? Near the Old Cheshire Cheese?

    5. mira66 73 months ago | reply

      Well done L'habitant, I thought this would take ages. It is indeed in London EC4, vertical planting on one of the new buildings in New Street Square, behind Fleet St. I have never seen this sort of planting before, but gather it is becoming very fashionable. I wonder how you ensure that the top plants get water? Interesting to see what it looks like in a few years.
      Difficult for foxes though!
      New Street Square, London

    6. L'habitant 73 months ago | reply

      Thank you mira. This is the most amazing coincidence as I saw this for the very first time ever only a few hours ago when I was in Fleet Street so it was very fresh in my mind. Like you, I had never seen anything like it before, but it does seem a good way of introducing some green into a fairly cold built environment. I didn't even photo it as I thought I would come back another time for a better look. (I did manage to get some photos of Dr Johnson's house for the Lit site though.) From a distance I thought the plants were hops! :-))

    7. mira66 73 months ago | reply

      This is scary as I was going to put on Apothecary's Hall but Flickr-checked it first and saw you had done it. I also did Dr Johnson and his cat.

      Apparently this sort of planting featured in 2008 Chelsea show and there are some interesting pictures of similar in New York. Like you, I rather like the green in an urban space.

    8. L'habitant 73 months ago | reply

      Sorry to seem so preemptive mira, unintentional I promise. If it is any consolation the Apothecary's Hall went within minutes! Have posted the house and "Hodge' to my stream, but they haven't been gw'd anywhere.

      The plantings can become a much more common feature of the city scape as far as I'm concerned - I wonder if the logistics problems of keeping them green will defeat the efforts. Hope not.

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