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DIY Green Roof Guide

The online resource for building small scale green roofs on garden sheds, garages, house extensions and other small construction or retrofitting projects

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New Builds

A step by step guide to creating a SAFE and LEAK FREE green roof on a new small scale construction project. Learn from the vastly experienced authors how to accomplish it yourself or provide guidance to your contractors

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Plant Lists

Planting suggestions focussed on native species that can provide the maximum biodiversity. Separate lists for the UK, Eastern USA & Canada, Mid-West USA

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Even the smallest of roof spaces can provide a small haven of beauty and a wildlife oasis. The retrofitting section advice can be used on garden sheds, cycle & bin shelters, the fundamentals remain the same!

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From suggested screw sizes through edge details to drainage suggestions, John & Dusty take you through the process using text, photos, illustrations and videos

John Little – urban festival host talks joy of wicked people

by | Jul 24, 2018

The urban festival host John Little, amidst the wildflowers of his garden, talks loveliness.

The festival idea was to bring a range of ‘important’ people and other ‘wicked’ people to a gathering in his garden. The purpose to make connections, have conversations and then act on these interactions.

And we think you would agree – the urban festival was just such an event.
We look forward to seeing what actions people take forward.

Gathering of joy and ‘wicked people
John Little host of the festival of the festival talks about joy and ‘loveliness’ he intend to make happen at the festival.
I think you would all agree there was lots of joy and ‘loveliness.

Posted by Dusty Gedge on Tuesday, 24 July 2018