Dovefromabove


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hedge plants on roof planters

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:20
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

......I'd go with bamboo / grasses too. You want to filter wind, not totally block it otherwise I think you'll find them horizontal .

 

Or even worse - on top of a double decker bus down below

'Flitter arias'......

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:15

KEF, Ma had one of those too - there were a lot of them around at one time

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:12

By the way, on Big Dreams the other night - as they're doing the 'reveal' on the sensory garden towards the end of the programme - does anyone recognise the gorgeous red-flowered grass next to the kniphofia - I love it and I want one

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:10

Topbird - all the compost in the world has been delivered to Notcutts here in Norwich - there are acres of shrink-wrapped pallets of the stuff in the car park. 

KEF - what a cutie

Hosta - we've run out of HCBs and I've run out of energy to make any more - can your OH lob some over this way please?  And my OH probably wouldn't say no to a couple of beers either

Hiya Cari

hedge plants on roof planters

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:57

Hedge plants will need a loam-based growing medium and a lot of it, which in it's turn will hold a lot of moisture.  The weight will be considerable.  What weight will your roof terrace take?

How high up and how windy is the roof terrace?  I think that many conventional hedge plants will struggle in an exposed windy site.  They will also need a great deal of watering.

Have you considered using bamboo or other tall grasses as a screen rather than conventional hedge plants?

Plant ID

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:44

I think Choisya Sundance too Steve.  I've seen it respond very well to being cut hard back but I'm not sure when is best to do it - someone will pop along in a bit and tell you in a bit.

It looks as if some of the branches have reverted to plain green - I'd cut them away at the bottom as they'll overtake the golden branches and dominate. 

If it's happy and looked after it'll have scented white flowers - another of it's names is Mexican Orange Blossom - so I'd give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone. 

'Flitter arias'......

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:39

David - are you just being mischievous 'cos you can't get out into the garden, or have you forgotten to get your hearing aid adjusted?

https://www.avonbulbs.co.uk/autumn-planted-bulbs/fritillaria

China

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:02

That worries me - the fact that it's possible to buy things by accident

And not all high street clothing is made in terrible workshops - if you're a responsible person you have to do your research and if a retailer doesn't adhere to reasonable standards you have to hold them to account

China

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 15:52

Very true Hosta - that's a really important issue

Plants for wildflide pond

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 15:22

I've bumped your earlier thread up for you

And yes, the newts and frogs will find your pond ... when we were in an inner city terrace in the middle of Student Land, frogs found the tiny pond we made, within a few weeks

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