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Strictly Roof Gardens

“Gardens in the sky” are, by nature, a breed apart, requiring a fundamentally different approach. With no soil, exposed to the extremes of weather, with limited access, and more often than not, significant weight and space limitations, designing and constructing an outdoor room can be a real challenge. It is also an opportunity. An opportunity to think differently and create …

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Colourful Plant Combinations For Shady Areas

The colours and contrasts in this plant combination, makes it one of my favourites for shady areas. The Acers provide stunning leaf colour and shape and a mid canopy to the scheme. The carpet of underplanting is made up of drifts of ferns, Carex, Liriope and Hellebores, all with varying leaf shapes and colours; with the variegated Carex and the …

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