Get ready to vertically garden on just about any wall, rail or fence – indoors or out!
Like building blocks, Wallys are totally modular. Just line them up and overlap their grommets; grommet center to grommet center measures 56cm across and 33cm up and down. Easy enough to Do-It-Yourself and durable enough for professional use, Wallys create an instant lush living wall. Just attach your system then fill the Pockets with soil and full-sized plants.
Wally comes in three models
Each Pocket holds 0.011m³ of soil. Calculate the soil that will come with your plants and subtract that from the total volume to determine how much additional soil you will need. Installed weight will vary depending on soil type and weight of plants. In general, each planted Pocket will weigh about 9kg after watering.
Wallys come with hardware:
1. Screws – self-drilling in metal and wood
2. Anchors – weighted for 23kg each
3. Zip Ties
Wally is flexible, and can wrap around corners, columns, or uneven surfaces. Install vertical posts (wood or metal) centered 56cm apart. Anchor firmly and cross-brace if needed, then just attach Pockets with screws.
Saddlebag Style? Pockets can straddle a railing, fence cap or wall. Just tie them together at the grommet points, throw ‘em over and pull them out tight.
1. The supply line can feed a maximum of 10 Wally Fives, as shown, or equivalent combination of Wally Ones and Wally Threes.
2. You can connect a maximum of 2 Wally Fives horizontally, as shown, or equivalent combination of Wally Ones and Wally Threes.
3. Tuck the drip line behind Wally’s tongue at soil level.
4. When installing pockets horizontally, overlap Pockets so that every two pockets share one wall anchor.
5. Image shown consists of 10 Wally Fives, 10 Wally Five drip kits, 1 supply line kit, and 1 automatic timer.
Lay plastic sheeting and some absorbent towels under the Pockets for your first watering. Any extra water will seep out the front of the Pockets (lined) or the lowest point on the bottom (half-lined). Note how long it took to reach the point of over-saturation and mark timer to be set for a shorter duration. Wally’s felt tongue wicks water to the roots, so don’t water the plant – water the tongue. Its breathable front allows excess moisture to evaporate while naturally aerating the soil, and the built-in moisture barrier protects your wall from getting wet.
Plants love Pockets, so it’s hard to go wrong! Some plants are too small, though – pick something that grows at least 12” tall so it will hide the felt above, or pair it with a taller friend. Plan on one to five plants per Pocket, depending on their size and rooting habits. Match plants with similar needs (soil, light, food). 4 liter, 15cm — 20cm container sizes are best. Smaller plants will need time to grow in, and larger plants will need to be root-pruned or bare-rooted (traumatic!) to fit.
Plant into the back of the Pocket so the plant’s roots actually touch the felt tongue and can drink directly from it when you water. They will grow their roots throughout the rest of the soil, and spread their leaves and branches forward to the sun. Don’t stuff the Pocket too tight with dirt - think “relaxed fit” not “skintight.” And the soil level should be even across the top, about 1cm or so below the front fabric lip so water won’t roll off the surface.
Install Tip: Planting a whole wall? Start at the top so falling dirt doesn’t damage the plants below or get stuck in their grooves and crannies.
Fertilization / Fertigation
An inline fertilization system can also be inst alled in the drip system. Aquaponics is also awesome. You know the plants you’re using, and this is a closed system, so give them the extra love if they need it.
Reservoir / No Reservoir
Pockets with reservoir are perfect for any area indoors or outdoors where moisture protection and water conservation is desired. Pockets with no reservoir are perfect for unprotected outdoor areas that receive year round, medium to heavy rainfall.
Indoor Plants = Filtered Water
Depending on the quality and salinity of your local water supply, you may need to use filtered water to prevent salt and mineral build-up in your Pockets. Outdoor plants will be flushed by rainfall, but if they are sheltered from the rain.