Author Topic: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!  (Read 1665 times)

AndyK


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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 01:31:41 pm »
If I'd had to pay mega Euros for one of those apartments, I'm not sure I'd want a massive set of trees blocking my view (although I guess it would depend exactly where in Milan it is).
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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 01:49:50 pm »
And it'll never get built (like a lot of architects' pipe dream projects)....
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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 02:03:47 pm »
Just imagine when someone plants a leylandii on the balcony below your apartment.
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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 02:04:47 pm »
And it'll never get built (like a lot of architects' pipe dream projects)....

Hence the 'if' in the OP. ;)

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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 08:05:36 am »
It remains me of this http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecoutts/2807620608/sizes/l/in/photostream/ which is somewhere in the English Bay/Kits area of Vancouver

Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 09:57:41 am »
I wonder if the architect has fully taken into account the below-the-ground volume the trees will require for a solid root system?
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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 10:09:14 am »
I wonder if the architect has fully taken into account the below-the-ground volume the trees will require for a solid root system?
Probably not. Nor have they thought about the need to prune the trees.
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Re: Beats having a grow-bag on the balcony!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 02:15:41 pm »
... and for that matter, assuming you've got a reasonable amount of soil for the roots, and it rained heavily, the additional weight of the water, soil and plants could be huge, the construction would need to be significantly more massive than normal.

Potted plants are one thing (similar to the somewhat more realistic existing Alexandra Road Estate shown in the later photos), but trees are something else again.
Actually, it is rocket science.