I’ve been working on a new rooftop garden design which has amazing borrowed views of West Lancashire. Creating a rooftop garden is completely different to designing a usual garden outside a house. Weight limits are of course one of the initial concerns, as well as slightly different environmental situation.
In this garden design, we’ve selected an Amelanchier tree, also known as a juneberry tree. This stunning specimen tree is a deciduous tree, with a beautiful white flower in the spring and an orange leaf in the autumn. This is a hardy species and will not grow too large for the space.
Sedum has a stunning autumn pink flower and are a brilliantly robust plant, surviving both damp and drought conditions.
Persicaria is a really versatile perennials with bright pink late summer colour. The tall thin pink flowers give texture and movement. It’s also attractive to pollinators with its pollen rich flowers.
Glade of Light longlisted for prestigious award
Manchester’s Glade of Light memorial garden has made it onto the Dezeen longlist. The garden was created by BCA Landscapes and Smiling Wolf to remember the people who died from the terrorist bomb attack at Manchester arena in 2017.
Longlisted projects were chosen from 5,400 entries across 90 countries, so this is already impressive news. The category winners will be announced in November.
Read the full article here: https://www.dezeen.com/awards/2022/longlists/glade-of-light/
What am I reading?
I’ve been reading about a festival taking place in Salford this coming weekend called We Invented the Weekend. Up until the 19th century anyone in an industrialised job worked a six day week and had Sundays off. In 1843, workers rights activists launched a campaign to finish early on Saturdays – and in doing so invented the weekend.
There are also activities and events on at RHS Bridgewater, as well as Media City, so it’s worth a look.