after putting up a wall not so long ago, I decided that one of my inner walls should be cork. Even though technically the cork grew before and then I bought it, but I see it as a first step to growing a wall.
The cork – compared to the clay – was a rather easy job. First I tried out some cork tiles that were already used once and still had glue and plaster residue on them and on top were lacerated on some of the edges. To say the least, I wasn’t really happy with that.
But soon after putting up just a few of them as a test, I found someone selling new cork tiles for a good price from a sharing platform. The amount he sold was just right for the part of the wall I wanted to cover. Definitely a great gift.
So after getting rid of the used ones, it was a job of maybe 2 hours for that part of the wall to be finished. Just put the special cork glue on the wall and evenly press the tiles on it. Done!
So why did I call that the first step of growing a wall? – Well, I also started another experiment: I planted some ivy along one of the outer walls and hopefully in a few years the not-so-pretty wall of the container will be hidden by a wall of ivy. So this is how it looks now:
And that’s how I hope it’ll look in a few years time:
What experiments have you done with building or growing natural walls or delimiters? I’d love to hear your stories!