Bex
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Camberwell, London

roof terrace gardening in South London

9 Feb '04 9:00 am
Does any one have any ideas for plants / flowers to start a roof terrace garden at this time of year in London? Someone said I'd missed the daffodil planting season already.

The 'terrace' (flat roof with a metre-high wall around it) is on the north-ish side of a shallow slate roof. Apparently it gets sun all day round but I guess that's when the sun is higher in the sky - ie not since we moved in, Jan'04.

Any container-gardening ideas? Successes? Flops?! Help - I'm a novice...
Last edited by Bex on 9 Feb '04 11:36 am, edited 2 times in total.

Eggy
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East Dulwich, London

Don't Forget to leave room for the barbeque

9 Feb '04 11:28 am
With the english summer promising to be as hot and bothered as last year I'm looking forward to a few bbqs on my roof terrace so any plants better be in mobile pots or planters!!
Eggy.

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Mooseys Country Garden
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Eggy
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East Dulwich, London

Flaxes & Lemonwood

2 Mar '04 4:36 am
Call me biased but I'd be happy with four small flaxes in each corner for a start, although sandras post has me leaning towards a lemonwood tucked in against the house with a flax in the other three corners.

Problem is that NZ native plants of any size are pretty expensive in the UK, especially in London. A recent spate of home improvement shows have all used new Zealand native flaxes and hebes.

I might be biased but not enough to pay 25 quid for a flax :)
Eggy.

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