This one is a combination roof and wall garden [or vertical garden].
In one previous posting, I shared how to construct a thatched roof:
And in another posting, I shared how to build and layer a raised garden:
Since straw is a primary ingredient of both a raised garden and a thatched roof, it seems logical to turn a thatched roof into a rooftop Garden; and I have a perfect potting shed to try just that.
My potting shed is actually an old well house. It was apparently built for hobbits and/or very short people. I love the old wood inside the building; and I wanted to preserve as much of it as possible. Yet, I also wanted to be able to stand up in at least part of the building. Above the doorway, I raised a section of roof. I covered the side opening with plastic.
The old roof leaked; and I covered that with tar paper. I’ll add a thatched roof on top of that. Since a thatched roof should be about 12 inches deep, the side opening should be covered; but I plan to build a vertical wall along that opening before I begin thatcing the rest.
On the following post, I showed a Wally being used for a vertical planter.
I am saving several hundred dollars by creating my wallys with tarps that I have purchased from discount stores.
I’ll hang my wall planter by the tarp’s grommets.