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Trying again for suggestions for pots on my roof

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:55

I forgot to say I can feed the plants twice a year if needed. So a slow release feed should work.

Trying again for suggestions for pots on my roof

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:53

Yes there will be a gap under the pots for drainage and they will have an automatic drip system so watering will not be a problem

Last edited: 15 February 2017 17:53:40

Trying again for suggestions for pots on my roof

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:59

Pots are 1m tall 40cm x 40cm, black and very light weight. They will not blow of the roof as they will be bolted down. they will not be heavy when filled as the lower 0.5 to 0.7 will be filled with polystyrene. The soil will be 50x 50 with vermiculite. They will have a drip system attached to them. All I want is suggestions as to what to put in the 5 of them. I want something tallish, evergreen and fairly low maintenance as I only intend to walk on the roof twice a year and yes decking is being placed around the roof as the roof is put on the building so that I can walk around it without damaging the roof.  Anyone got a balcony? what do you grow on it?

artificial grass

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 19:04

Someone along the road to where I used to live took out a swimming pool and added a sunken trampoline instead when they bought the house. Having now got 20+ year old children I think they were mad. I found that my children got bored with the trampoline within a couple of years whereas where I live now I have a swimming pond and in the summer even now I cannot keep them out of it. So be aware if you decide to sink it, when they tire of it you will need soil to fill it back in.


Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:56

Aquatic flowers could be a problem as a lot of them do not like moving water so it is likely to be flowers or a solar powered fountain.


Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:29

I forgot to say that it is easy to drill holes in them as I have done with the ones I have bought from Wyvale. Use a large drill or a spade drill.


Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:26

How about a camellia under planted with spring bulbs as I have in one of mine, or ferns heuchera and vinca underplanted with spring bulbs and jasmine as I have screwed some trellis to the back. If however your barrel is going in sun, you could plant a rose see David Austin  roses for suggestions  for roses in pots and perhaps phlox around it. Other options are phormiums and cordylines, with pansies etc

Suggestions for large pots on 1st floor roof

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 18:01

 Sorry I  meant to copy to design forum.

Last edited: 07 February 2017 18:04:02

Suggestions please for plants in pots on my 1st floor roof

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:59

Put this in the plants forum but probably better on this one. Please can I have some suggestions to put in my tall 1m high 40cm x 40cm black pots which are to go on the flat 1st floor roof which I can see from my bedroom. They will have a drip system but I cannot access the roof a lot, only about twice or 3 times a year so cannot dead head regularly. I would like them to look good all year round and have impact as they are going at the end of the flat roof which is about 3m away from my window. I would however like some flowers rather than just filling them with box balls or bamboo. In addition I would like part of it to be quite tall so nobody can see into my window. The pots are going to be bolted to the roof so that they cannot fall over,

Ornamental shrubs

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 17:53

How about a Holly you can get all sorts of different ones and if self fertile the birds will love the berries. Pyracantha or Berberis could be grown up the fence and again birds will take berries and other creatures will shelter behind the vicious thorns,  than you could plant something in front of them. Photinia Red Robbin may work but it not really wildlife friendly though birds can nest in it. 

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