Gardens with limited green space force you to get creative when it comes to incorporating flowers. They can brighten up any outdoor space, bringing life and colour to even the drabbest areas.
It doesn’t take much to plant on the roof of your shed or outbuilding, so you can look outside and enjoy watching your plants grow and change throughout the year.
- Not only does gravel provide a decorative base, but it also offers protection against wind erosion.
- A solid base will prevent your compost or soil from being blown away by high winds.
- Go for a soil that is lightweight that doesn’t put too much pressure on the roof structure.
- You can get green roof substrate, designed specifically for sedum or wildflowers.
- Consider the balance of water drainage and water retention - this is important to the sustainability of your green roof.
- Succulents are well suited to the conditions of rooftop planting, thanks to their ability to grown in smaller amounts of soil and store water.
- Look for frost-hardy plants or be prepared to cover them during the colder winter months.