Contemporary London roof terracesContemporary Terrace, London
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Raise the roofNot all courtyard walls protect from the elements. This garden is built several floors up, so is exposed to the sun and rain. Glass panels provide privacy from prying eyes and the space is filled with soft, year-round greens in a multitude of different-sized planters to create a rhythm and flow to the space. The big success is the range of evergreen plants with various flowering seasons, which makes for a long period of interest through the year.
Don’t expect miraclesBe realistic about what plants you can grow in your outdoor space. ‘If you have a north-facing garden that gets very little sun, don’t expect huge blooms,’ says Jane. ‘But don’t be disheartened, either – there’s always something that can be planted, even in the trickiest of gardens.’Check out ways to use stylish metal planters