Here we will talk about those slim, vertical columns-- components of a building that, up above, have a 'load' to carry. (Regarding the greening of free-standing masts and posts, there is an extra page on our site). These are: columns, pillars, balcony supports, props, building supports, and posts of Pergola, and we show how they are greened to 'growing pillars' or 'climber props.'
That means that only the column or support is greened and not the area around this. The climbing plants should be slow growers or easily controlled annuals: Clematis, Roses and grapevine are possible, the latter than "vertical cordon" or "small trellis".
Such growing columns are "bored, drilled into" reluctantly, single subtle holds in accordance with cable system 1010 or vertical ropes like 1020 and 1030 would possibly suffice. Depending on a desired effect (one-sided or circulating green up) 1 -5 parallel ropes per column are set in. More than only 1 rope also can be tightened and put up at square supports with larger breadth per area. Cable system 4020 is appropriate. For fastening questions see below.
This means that wall area above a support, a pergola, or a balcony is greened, or that the greening shall happen in the upper area as a matter of priority and the support only then serves to lead the shoot structure of the climbing plant upward. A vertical wire rope 1020 or 1030 as a growing help then usually suffices for the higher green up. A simple style suffices from time to time. Also combination systems like 9010 and 9020 are possible here. If there is a wall indent, vertical and horizontal ropes are separated laid next to each other.
You can find similar examples under "balcony greening".
Greening can also be taken to large heights and "distributed" with wire-cables to supports. So several balconies or whole arbors can be greened. The fastening along the vertical supports is relieved and is stressed less if the climbing plants are fastened to balcony parapets etc. also on the side.
Which distances should wires be on a growing support? In the past, this tiresome question was often solved pragmatically: There were hardly any distances between the wires which were layed thick on the columns. The "simple" kits of FassadenGrün which often suffice at supports etc. correspond to this philosophy today. However, even middle or heavy kits are needed from time to time. Even a heavy style is possible for representative or formal reasons. The choice of the fastening varies by the selected plant species and by the subsurface.
The choice of the fastening varies by the selected plant species and by the subsurfaces. For fastening on concrete parts e.g. an extra page exists.