Corner sofa again - certainly a good way to create a social area in a small space.
Nigel Dunnet by key features of his Gold medal winning RHS Chelsea show garden - insect houses attached to a wall of the bird hide on his roof garden design
Artificial grass is certainly an option
Screen around the balustrade. Helps to filter the wind - to the benefit of plants and humans!
Cantilevered bench - to keep weight off the roof/floor.
Linear paving or decking - clear path towards seating area
Nigel Dunnett on top of RBC's Blue Water Roof Garden. Roof garden within a roof garden! Nigel Dunnet is standing on the roof of a bird hide within his Chelsea Flower Show roof garden. So ... how to create the cityscape backdrop...
Planting is sidelined here - should appeal to all those into 'tidy' gardens. This is a garden very definitely designed for owners who to make full social use of their outdoor space. Different use of floor materials clearly delineate the intended use of different areas - without physically splitting the space into smaller zones.
Roof terrace with decking, glass and dramatic lighting in Holland Park
Succulents are small and hardy enough to last for months with little water. Displayed as a wreath, in compotes, urns or vases, they’re a easy way to bring low maintenance greenery indoors !
Aquatic plants can help keep pond water clean and free of algae.
Getting ready for the Holidays with Lowes
Planting paperwhites.. lovely for Spring. In a shallow bowl, place stones and put the bulbs on top of them .Fill the bowl with enough water so that the bulbs just rest a little in the water.Place in a sunny window.
RBC Blue Water Roof Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013. Click to read article and to see plants list used.
Piet Oudolf's 100 must-have plants
#ClippedOnIssuu from Piet Oudolf's 100 must-have plants
Steppe Plantings October 2015 | Nigel Dunnett
Nigel Dunnett also from Sheffield's Dept. of Landscape has designed a whole series of plantings based on British, European and east Asian plant communities. Some of these function as swales for absorbing water runnoff - an essential part of the SUDS - sustainable drainage system approach used at the Olympic Park. Photo credits: Nigel Dunnett
Our furry pollinating friends need all the help they can get in the nesting season.