Working bees and growing plants

Our community has been so inspired by our Green Roof that everyone is keen contribute to it’s care and development. Recently we held our second working bee and built a table over a chimney and a bench seat with recycled wood. We also oiled the decks, removed obsolete tv aerials and hammered wood onto laundry doors to stop rain infiltration.

Bart and Oliver build a table from left over decking timber.

Bart and Oliver build a table from left over decking timber.

Completed table and bench seat. So impressed with our community.

Completed table and bench seat. So impressed with our community.

It has been four months since our plants first arrived and they are growing beautifully. It is summer and the hot weather is on its way so it will be interesting to see how the plants cope with temperatures of 40 degrees celsius.

This is the very first flower from Pennisetum alopecuroides "Nafray" - Australian Fountain Grass.

This is the very first flower from Pennisetum alopecuroides “Nafray” – Australian Fountain Grass.

Poa poiformis - Coast Tussock Grass

Poa poiformis – Coast Tussock Grass

Pandorea pandorana - Wonga Wonga Vine

Pandorea pandorana – Wonga Wonga Vine

Themeda australis - Kangaroo Grass.

Themeda australis – Kangaroo Grass.

We have a chalk board to write notes to each other.

Chalk board bliss

Chalk board bliss

 

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  1. I would love to make a living roof there, as it faces east, and catches the sun until mid-afternoon. I grew up in Norfolk with the stable roof covered with yellow stone crop, and have dreamt of something similar ever since.

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