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On a recent visit to Tavistock, I went over to see how the extended ‘Devon Wall’ I’d seen some months ago was looking…though mainly shades of green now, as most flowering is in the spring time, it was looking superb. Well done that gardener!

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Picture by Philomena Brady

Picture by Philomena Brady

Get rid of the rubble....

Get rid of the rubble….

If the soil beneath your walls is especially dry, dig it out, along with any rubble, making a trench at least 60cm wide. Lay a seep hose along the length of the trench in order to make watering easier.

Fill the trench with well rotted organic matter, such as compost or horse manure, to create suitbale conditions for growing climbers or wall shrubs. Alternatively, use topsoil, available from garden centres or commercial suppliers, but you will neeed to check the quality.

Finish off with a 5cm layer of loose organic mulch in order to help retin moisture and cut down on weeding.

Source: ‘Short Cuts to Great Gardens’ – Reader’s Digest

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Picture by Jo Snowden

Picture by Jo Snowden

Delightful planting ina Devon Wall, Mohuns Close, Whitchurch

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