There are so many benefits to creating a green roof – they don’t just look pretty (and they really do look attractive!).
One of the key benefits is that they absorb and use rainwater, which means it doesn’t end up in our drainage systems. This article below by Gardens Illustrated says that in the summer a green roof can store 75% of rain, while in the winter it can store 40% of winter rainwater. The water stored will feed the plants but can also be evaporated back into the atmosphere.
Green roofs can work really well in a domestic setting on a garage, shed or summer house, also making the structure blend in well with the garden greenery.
As well as this, the plants can also host numerous wildlife and insects, creating its own mini-eco-system. We tend to use sedum as the planting choice for a small area as they are both hardy and can survive well in a shallow planting environment.
Find out more about green roofs from this article:
Beautiful woodland sculptures
I read this wonderful article about natural large-scale sculptures created by artist Spencer Byles in the South of France. The sculptures are ephemeral, naturally breaking down over time.