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The Irish Sky Garden And Rooftop Growing

June 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Plants, Gardening News

Last week I wrote about the preparations for the Chelsea Flower Show and included some links to pictures of some of the more unusual show gardwns. One of these was the Irish Sky Garden designed by Diarmuid Gavin which won a Gold medal and The RHS People’s Choice Award. I found this video tour of the garden:

While a sky garden hoisted by a crane is just a novelty for the show, rooftop gardens are a practical way to grow crops when other space is not available. This article by Sean O’Driscoll examines the different ways that people are using their rooftops and how to overcome the weight problem. Lightweight containers and ultralight soil mixes using coconut core and perlite is how one group solves the problem. Others adopt a structural approach to strengthen the roof so that it can stand the extra weight. Read more..

A few weeks ago I planted a Japanese maple in my garden so I was naturally attracted to this article on “Tips and Hints for Pruning Japanese Maples”. “Caring for Japanese maples requires regular, light pruning. The trees have an attractive shape naturally but may require careful removal of the branches for the desired look, to prevent branches from rubbing together, and to maintain size.” Read more..


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