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Hello, I live in a flat in London and together with some neighbours we look after the roof garden. It's a big patio 8 floor up with some raised beds and lots of pots surounded by a low wall and some higher fencing at various points with ivy growing
Hello Last year I moved to a house with a sunny but often windy roof terrace and I set about trying to make it more green and less concrete. Successes were sweet peas, tomatoes, two Clematis (that climbed up the chimney stack) and annual trailing
Bird tables can be improved with a living, green roof that looks attractive and encourages more wildlife to visit your garden. The best plants to use for green roofs on your bird table are sedums, as they can withstand drought and grow on poor soil
reducing the amount of peat we use in our gardens can help preserve these habitats.In the meantime, I'm off to patent my idea of green roofs for cars. But do you think it would work? Would you add a green roof to your car?
're getting a new shed for our community garden, & we're putting a green roof on it.
photos of the gazebo so that I could perhaps try and work out what weight of material that the roof could safely carry. Hi Eddy, i will take a picture today its lovely and sunny this morning so will trek down the garden, thankyou.
, leading to flooding. If every building had a green roof - be it an office block or garden bin store - much of this water would be absorbed before it even hit the ground.My shed has a tiny, steep roof, so we needed to make sure any soil that was added
mat so the sedum doesn't dry out, or rather a drainage mat so the sedum doesn't get waterlogged? It is quite an enclosed garden and the roof will get plenty of sun (when it finally decides to emerge, this Summer!) No idea, as never had a living roof
How to make a bird box.Install a window bird feeder.Add a green roof to your bird table.Download a garden bird desktop wallpaper.Read our wildlife blogs
gets around 100,000 litres of rainwater on the roof every year, enough to flush the toilets, wash the clothes, water the garden and save half the mains water bill. A report for the Environment Agency four years ago claiming that using the water off your