If you follow me on Twitter, you will have already heard the news about my attempt at balcony gardening. We’ve never had our own outdoor space before and when we moved to a place with a small balcony, I insisted we turn it into something prettier than it was.
I decided artificial grass was the only way to go and finally got around to ordering some last month. It wasn’t cheap, but it has made such a difference and I love it! I am totally clueless when it comes to gardening, but luckily for me a new garden center opened locally and they have been most helpful.
Fat Cat has been extremely curious about the outside space. He’s been an indoor cat for his whole life, and I’ve slowly been introducing him to the outside world. We won’t let him go further than the balcony and I’ll be sitting there with him to make sure he doesn’t make a jump for it! He seems to love sitting out there with me. It’s a total sun trap and I am certain we are going to love lazing around on it together… Oh and I might just let Alex squish on there with us sometimes too! What better place to take a break from work?
It’s tricky to get a good photo. The Balcony is very narrow, but is the length of the lounge. I’ve started planting each side and we generally sit on the door ledge on a cushion. Here it is from the inside out.
I searched online for nice troughs that weren’t too pricey for ages. I finally ended up with these from Crocus at £12.99 each. The plants have taken a bit of a battering with this wind, but they are holding up nicely. It’s great looking out to see flowers from our windows on the second floor.
Um, this one seems to have gone a bit wild over the past day or so… Needs a bit of a trim!
We picked up this vintage container in a florist for the bargain price of £7. I’m undecided as to what to put in it yet. There is still so much more to do!
A lot of our plants came from Alexandra Nurseries in Penge. A fabulous place which serves tea and cakes, as well selling plants and vintage items.
This is the first thing Fat Cat did when he was let outside for the first time…
Bit of a trend going on here…
His first steps into the outside world. It’s like his first day at school!
Quickly got into the swing of things…
Are you a good gardener? Feel free to share your tips and tricks!
Have a great weekend everyone x