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On a first floor roof in very tall pots

wrighttwrightt Posts: 229

Please can I have some suggestions to put in my tall 1m high 40cm x 40cm black pots which are to go on the flat 1st floor roof which I can see from my bedroom. They will have a drip system but I cannot access the roof a lot, only about twice or 3 times a year so cannot dead head regularly. I would like them to look good all year round and have impact as they are going at the end of the flat roof which is about 3m away from my window. I would however like some flowers rather than just filling them with box balls or bamboo. In addition I would like part of it to be quite tall so nobody can see into my window.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,680

    My first thought would be that, if you put anything tall in them, they will just blow over. Even the pots without any plants in are likely to be blown over.

    See what others think, but I am not sure it is a good idea.

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  • wrighttwrightt Posts: 229

    Sorry I forgot to say that the pots are going to be bolted to the roof to ensure that they cannot fall over and will have  a gap underneath for drainage,

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,240

    How much sun/shade/wind/rain does the planting position get?

    If you're filling pots of that size, bear in mind they're going to weigh a lot when they're wet.

    How many pots are there?

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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Escallonia are hardy, evergreen and fllower so that might be an option. I would go for evergreen but bamboo would be nice despite your reservations as they would move in the wind. Evergreen shrubs are quite dull. Unless surrounded by other plantings.

    Last edited: 08 February 2017 09:22:35

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