10 weeks ago I planted up a green roof on top of our bike shed. The shed is on our front drive so a fair few people wander by and see it, and quite a few of them wondered what I was doing – and then they wondered why. “Why not?” I would say – it’s a place to plant, good for bees etc etc….still, people looked a touch bemused!
Now, the plants are taking off – even though all the plants I used are drought resistant, the last few weeks of rain has definitely given them a good start. And now when those same neighbours walk by, they all comment on how lovely it looks – hopefully the trend will catch on.
The plants I have used are: Armeria maritima, Ballota pseudodictamnus, Stachys bazantina, various Thymes and Alpine strawberries.
If you have any questions about plants for green roofs, please do get in touch and I will help in any way or point you in the right direction.