Real World Gardener Rooftop Gardens part 2 in Design Elements

March 22nd, 2015

 REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


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Rooftop gardens in Granada, Spain. photo M Cannon

with landscape designer Christopher Owen
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So you want a rooftop garden maybe on your garage or on your house even, because it’s got a flat roof.

What practical considerations are involved?

What materials will be right for up there for your plants to grow in?

What plants won’t work up there?

Let’s find out some more….

There are all sorts of products like drainage cell instead that you can use instead of the heavier aggregate that you would normally use in a raised garden bed.


Irrigation and taking the water off the roof when there’s too much is of utmost importance.

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