The Green Roof – in June

Here is a view across part of the green roof, showing how far it has come on since my last Green Roof update. The plants have become establishes, and I have added many new plants which are all thriving in just 7 to 13cm of soil, with only occasional watering – once or twice per month – to help them through their first year.

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Gladdon the Heart

Extraordinary colouration, vivid markings and the complex orchid-like form of the Gladdon (Iris foetidissima) can stop you in your tracks when you come upon it like this. Amazingly, despite the Gladdon being a common British wild-flower, many people have never seen one, or have …

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