Anyone planted a 'green' roof ? Advice needed please

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Every year I have a battle with green algae on my stable roofs and am wondering if it's worth changing tact and going with the flow by planting low growing grasses / plants hopefully to help bees and butterflies .

Anyone done anything similar and any advice.

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  • edited 3 September 2016 at 6:41AM
    TheGardenerTheGardener Forumite
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    edited 3 September 2016 at 6:41AM
    Your first consideration is whether the stable roof can take the weight - if the roof is sound and the stable well constructed it would need to take around 150KG per SqM - more if it snows. A green roof needs sunshine though - if you are getting algae, is it because the roof it shaded or there is an overhanding tree?
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