It’s no accident or bad maintenance that plants are growing on the ridge of this…

It’s no accident or bad maintenance that plants are growing on the ridge of this thatched cottage. They are iris and they help to keep the thatch dry.

Chaumiere near Rouen, France

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The thatched roof is topped with a bed of clay and iris which hold the reed ends together and remove excess moisture.

from Home Services Blog http://www.facebook.com/naturalhomes/posts/733993639987036

from Tumblr http://msalexandrakpierson.tumblr.com/post/100769891143

from Blogger http://alexandrakpierson.blogspot.com/2014/10/it-no-accident-or-bad-maintenance-that.html

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