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Balcony seen from street 28-05-2011


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Balcony seen from street 28-05-2011

Here's a photo of our balcony as seen from the street at the end of May 2011.

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just goes to show even the smallest spaces can be made into a wonderful garden

28 May, 2011


the conifers really make this space intimate & cool. Nice to sit & relax.

29 May, 2011


Your neighbours must be waiting to see what delight you have flowering next;0)

29 May, 2011


Thank you for your comments! :-))

Just yesterday evening a tremendous gust of wind knocked over the biggest of my Golden Conifers! It's the one in the middle in the photo above. It's in a square tub which is fairly big & I'd put a 2lt bottle of water in it during the early afternoon.

The pots are so full of roots now that, other than small bulbs put in a few years ago for spring colour, nothing will grow in them any longer. I used to grow Busy Lizzies in them & other plants like Pansies but since last year I now grow them in 5" pots in saucers on top of the pots.

These Conifers now need watering daily during the warm weather. Each swallows up 2lt of water at a time! They now need to be moved from the balcony - but where to? I was thinking I could cut them back but it seems a shame! I hate having to throw plants away! The biggest is now nearly 6ft high! To think when I put the in they were only about a foot high!

30 May, 2011


Is there nowhere down on your alottment you could perhaphs plant them? it seems such a shame to throw them away, what about ebay Im sure someone out there would be so pleased to have such lovely conifers.

30 May, 2011


I'm not going to throw them away - no way would I do that!

1 Jun, 2011


Thats good to hear;0))

1 Jun, 2011


Your balcony is a real treat to eyes.

2 Jun, 2011


Glad you like it. Camillia! In a few weeks time it will look a whole lot better! The Petunias & Busy Lizzies & Lobelias I planted a couple of weeks ago will all be flowering their heads off by then. I'll post another photo in July so you can see the difference.

3 Jun, 2011


Waiting for that eagerly Balcony.

4 Jun, 2011


Glad to hear it, Camillia! I'm afraid you'll have to wait a few weeks though! We are still at the beginning of June!

5 Jun, 2011

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