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Design ideas for a contemporary roof full sun garden in Vancouver. —  Houzz
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Sarah Alcroft added this to Ask an Expert: A Beginner’s Guide to Green Roofs24 March 2015

Do I need a gravel border?The gravel around many green roofs is a fire break. The Green Roof Centre in Sheffield recommends 50cm-wide gravel fire breaks should be provided around any openings penetrating the roof surface and around the edges of the roof. A metal upstand can be used in place of gravel.‘The border also helps to prevent vegetation tumbling over the edge of the roof and getting caught in the gutters,’ says John.

Victoria Harrison added this to Garden Ideas: 10 Clever Alfresco Ideas for Urban Dwellers15 March 2014

The hills are alive! Are you more of a country dweller at heart? Bring an Alpine summer meadow to your rooftop by planting a living roof and you’ll instantly be transported out of the city. Get expert advice before you start, as your roof will need to be properly re-enforced, but then get as creative as you like with coloured and scented plants.

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