Botanist happy with the Green Roof

Our Green Roof has been installed and life at 38 Westbury Street is forever changed. There has been a fundamental shift in the way we live. Everyone here is feeling it and it feels good. We are giving something back to the environment and our Green Roof is giving us back our connection to nature.

Our plants are slowly growing.

The greening of the timber steps

The greening of the timber steps

Native grasses loving life.

Native grasses loving life.

Flowers are popping out.

Brachyscome multifida (Cut-leaf daisy)

Brachyscome multifida (Cut-leaf daisy)

Bulbine bulbosa (Bulbine lily)

Bulbine bulbosa (Bulbine lily)

Our communal veggie boxes have been planted with their first ever spring crops.

This box has four varieties of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and basil. It is amazing how quickly the tomatoes are growing. Full sun all day must be good.

This box has four varieties of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and basil. It is amazing how quickly the tomatoes are growing. Full sun all day must be good.

This is our Botanist, Erik van Zuilekom. We are so grateful for his contribution to making our green roof a self sustaining ecosystem. He was showing us how to tell the difference between weeds and plants that have already started to self seed. Our garden will constantly change shape as plants compete for space, self seed in other locations and die. That is the beauty of a natural landscape.

Is that a weed?

Is that a weed?

 

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