What a show … even if I do say so myself!
When, at the beginning of May, I decided to put in the summer bedding (& hope the weather would warm up & that I wouldn’t lose them!) little could I have imagined the weeks & weeks of extremely hot, dry, sunny weather we were in store for from mid June to the end of July 2018! (& still counting!)
My wife & I bought some packs of Petunias in town just before the Early Spring Bank Holiday, (7th May), which were part of a special Bank Holiday weekend offer – 4 packs for £3! So we got 3 packs of Petunias & a pack of Dark Begonias.
‘Candyfloss’ flowering on balcony railings (From the outside) 1st June 2018:
‘Light Blue’ flowering on balcony railings (from the outside) 1st June 2018:
‘Moonshine mixed’ flowering on balcony railings (From outside) 1st June 2018
I put the pots, 2 plug plants to a pot, out on the balcony railing on the Bank Holiday Monday. As there were 6 plants in each pack & I had 9 pots I was able to group them according to their colours in groups of 3! Later on my wife decided they would look better if the colours were mixed up! So I had to break up the groupings of colours which made it more difficult to photograph them in the following months!
Petunias just potted up & put on balcony railings 7th May 2018
‘Dark mixed’ in bedroom window 25th June 2018:
Begonias in bedroom window from outside 26th June 2016:
I don’t have a more recent photo because, (as you can see from the last one I took), there is too much glare on the windows which makes it almost impossible to get a half decent photo!
As I had a lot of Geraniums that I’d overwintered I thought I could put them to good use by putting them in the new troughs I had bought, to take the place of the old ones which were falling to pieces.
‘Vancouver Centennial’ just planted out in new trough on balcony table 18th April:
Green & white just finished planting up in new trough on balcony table 18th April 2018
‘Black Prince’ just planted up in new trough on balcony table 18th April 2018:
I put the same variety of Variegated Geranium in each of the troughs on the centre bar of the balcony railings & then repeated the same ones in the long white troughs below them, on the balcony floor.
Green & white in troughs on balcony railings & floor 6th June 2018:
‘Vancouver Centennial’ in troughs on balcony railings & floor 6th June 2018:
‘Black Prince’ in troughs on balcony railings & floor 6th June 2018:
Green & white on balcony railings seen from outside 16th July 2018:
‘Vancouver Centennial’ on balcony railings seen from outside 16th July 2018:
‘Black Prince’ on balcony railings seen from outside 16th July 2018:
If you’ve reached this far down then I think you deserve to see what the title of this blog is all about!
So, if you are ready?
Then let’s lift the curtain then & not have any more suspense!
Balcony as seen from the outside
Left 16th July 2018:
Centre 16th July 2018:
Right 16th July 2018:
As seen from the street on 16th July 2018:
As seen from the street on 22nd July 2018:
What you can’t see from the above photos are the many tomato plants growing on the balcony!
Would you like to see the balcony from the inside? Yes, I’m sure you would! So I’ll close this blog with a few photos of the interior:
Tomatoes ‘Red Robin’ in hanging basket:
Strawberry ‘Toscana’ flowering in hanging basket:
Strawberries ‘Delizz’ in hanging basket:
Petunias on balcony railings:
Hope I haven’t bored you with this show!
But … the show must go on!
So another time I’ll do another blog on our balcony – with a different perspective!
See you, folks!