Living walls are quite the rage in the gardening world right now. There are new products popping up regularly to help create mosaics of plants up walls both indoors and out, as well as repurposed items being used to fill spaces with greenery. But one thing that I haven't seen a lot of recently, are living living walls. Not planted by human hands, but growing spontaneously in the vertical.
This is a lovely natural living wall along the banks of the River Kelvin within the Glasgow Botanic Garden. Snoutface and I often walk past it during our daily wanders and I have not tired of it yet. The wall is built of blocks of sandstone like much of Glasgow's West End. The stone itself is obscured by masses of mosses and ferns and accented by draping ivy. However, you can still see the outlines of the building stones and that's one of the things I love about it.