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Green roof wildflower template – Dungeness

Green roof wildflower template – Dungeness

Wildflowers can be planted on green roofs. In fact as this video suggests looking at natural wind blown habitats can provide a guide to the right kind of plants to add to a green roof planting list.

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Retrofitted green infrastructure – where many thought it not possible

Retrofitted  green infrastructure – where many thought it not possible

Retrofitted green infrastructure in the Urban realm Green features retrofitted  into housing estates can have a real impact. It is essentially to work closely with the communities in question. This weeks featured video not only shows the benefits to the environment but also to the people living in the neighbourhoods. Retrofitted rain gardens and small green…

Editorials

Is blue the new green? Or are we just blending our colours for the sake of it

Is blue the new green? Or are we just blending our colours for the sake of it

Blue infrastructure should be wrapped up under the banner of green infrastructure – not separated.   Blue infrastructure and blue/green infrastructure appears to be the new game in town. But why is this so when we already have green infrastructure? Is it all just marketing spin or is it primarily because there is a need…

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Alluvial gravels, Lizards and green roofs – photo of the day

Alluvial gravels, Lizards and green roofs – photo of the day

The lizards climb onto these specially designed green roofs by way of special gabion towers. The stony structures connect the roofs to the ground.   Today’s green roof photo is a special one.   Not as green as most green roofs should be, it was originally designed specifically for wall lizards. Built over 16 years ago,…

Green Infrastructure Roundup

Retrofitting green infrastructure, bees, pollinators and solar panels

Retrofitting green infrastructure, bees, pollinators and solar panels

From retrofitting to bees via solar farms, this weeks crosses the globe to find the most interesting stories last week. This weeks round up sponsored by   Bee highways – green roofs are part of route   First up the bee highway in Oslo that is helping to transform the city. The idea is simple – wherever possible…