Green Roof change of season photos

Summer has ended and Autumn is here. Our summer veggie box produced an enormous amount of tomatoes and basil. On the weekend we prepared the soil for the next season. Our communal compost bins are on the ground floor so we decided to apply the bucket and rope technique to bring up ten buckets of compost.

Bart lifts our compost to the Green Roof the old fashioned way.

Bart lifts our compost to the Green Roof the old fashioned way.

The soil is ready for the winter crop. The growing Rosemary in front of the box will help attract bees with the flowers it produces. Happy cooler days await.

The soil is ready for the winter crop. The growing Rosemary in front of the box will help attract bees with the flowers it produces. Happy cooler days await.

Our Green Roof was completed in August 2015 and so has had eight months of growth. Here are some photos of the growing plants. Eventually the soil will be completely covered with foliage and a meadow will prevail.

Our Northern Roof Deck with donated furniture.

Our Northern Roof Deck with donated furniture.

Our West facing garden with recycled wood bench seat and Eucalyptus stepping stones.

Our West facing garden with recycled wood bench seat and Eucalyptus stepping stones.

The Wonga Wonga vine is creeping up the wall.

The Wonga Wonga vine is creeping up the wall.

The Australian Fountain Grass looks amazing in the sunshine.

The Australian Fountain Grass looks amazing in the sunshine.

Washing line heaven.

Washing line heaven.

 

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  1. Congratulations to all @ 38 Westbury St
    What wonderful fruits of your labours
    Let’s cover the whole city with living & nourishing communal space !!

    Next there’ll be acoustic music from the rooftops no doubt
    I’m in
    Xmarty

  2. Loving the Fountain Grass! Its my current favourite.. Standing tall and swaying in the breeze….

  3. Very inspirational. Love it. Have posted a you tube clip of my green roof on our home. Note it was built on a roof with a 28 deg tilt!

  4. I love everything about this..
    a green space
    growing things
    recycling
    natural insulation
    food
    community

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