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Orchids on green roofs – Part 1

Orchids on green roofs – Part 1

Orchids on green roofs are in the spotlight in the UK with the discovery of a single short Green-winged Orchid on a roof in Islington. Orchids on green roofs in the UK may be uncommon, however, there are some famous Orchid roofs in Switzerland.

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Swiss Orchid Green Roof

Swiss Orchid Green Roof

This weeks video is of the famous Zurich Orchid Green roofs.     You can read the first of two articles on Orchids on roofs here

Editorials

How London could become the green capital of the world

How London could become the green capital of the world

For the mayoral candidates, the question is namely not if London should go green, but rather who can convince voters that they can make London go green the fastest. But do any of them truly have the vision to make London a green capital of the world?

GI Photo of the Week

Green roofs – Turf roofs of Scandinavia

Scandinavian Turf roofs are very popular across the internet. This weeks image shows a traditional Scandinavian turf roof construction. Modern green roofs are just re-invention of this approach. Our sponsors Greenrooftraining provides an online resource for constructing green roofs that follow the basic principles in the photograph above for use on small green roof buildings whether…

Green Infrastructure Roundup

Green Infrastructure News Roundup – March 10th 2016

Green Infrastructure News Roundup – March 10th 2016

Livingroofs was made aware of the recently of ‘Building with Nature’ published by the Welsh Wildlife Trusts. This is an excellent guide to how integrated GI in cites and towns can not only increase biodiversity and nature, but make urban areas healthy for people.