Friday, September 3, 2021

Balcony Jungle


Dave and I pass this apartment on our walk to work. Despite living high up in a building on Finchley Road, someone's taking their gardening seriously! When I zoom in on the balcony I can see impatiens, tomatoes, some kind of squash or cucumbers, and some other things too. That balcony does seem like an excellent place to grown sun-loving plants.

I bet those rooms (hexagonal, I think?) in the turret are interesting.


Dave and I sat out in the garden last night after work, having a glass of wine and talking about our day, and then walked around checking out the plants. We found this rose blooming way back in the shrubbery, on a bush that rarely gives us flowers. Even now, so late in the season, the garden offers unexpected gifts.

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  1. Wouldn’t you love to see inside that apartment? So nice to have that rose surprise in your garden.

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    1. I would love to see inside the turret in particular!

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  2. Wouldn’t you love to see inside that apartment? So nice to have that rose surprise in your garden.

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  3. That is quite a garden for such a small balcony. And, I'm admiring that blue sky too. I love that rose you found hidden in the garden.

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    1. It was nice to have a blue sky for a change. We haven't seen many of those lately.

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  4. Quite a nice apartment block by its exterior. Sorting the world with a glass or two is one of my favourite things to do.

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    1. It's a nice looking building but it's not a great location. Finchley Road is very busy.

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  5. Second floor vegetable garden - great use of space.

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  6. Yes! A perfect setting for a wee, charming vegetable garden!

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    1. I admire their industry at planting out such a small space effectively.

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  7. Smart gardening. A lot less likely to find slugs up that high. Last rose of summer is a nice gift.

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  8. That is a terrific garden up on that balcony! and I would love to see inside that tower. Interesting!
    Glad you are enjoying every minute of your garden! It has sure been a good year for your blooms!

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  9. That balcony garden is so beautiful. What wonderful use of that sunshiny outside space.

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  10. That is impressive! No carrot fly there!!

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    1. I didn't even think about the dearth of pests, but you and Mary are right!

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  11. That's quite a penthouse garden they've got going for them, and from the looks of it, a spectacularly green thumb.

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  12. Fall afternoons and evenings can be great times to sit outside.

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  13. Your rose is beautiful. I've found every season has its beauty, just not always in blooms. I've also found every season has its allergen!

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    1. I am having the worst time with my sinuses this year. I don't know if it's allergies or mask-wearing or what.

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  14. What an interesting idea -- a patio garden. Your rose is gorgeous! Sitting in your garden and enjoying a glass of wine sounds wonderful! Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

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    1. I guess if that's all the outdoor space you've got, you learn to use it!

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  15. Cool building! Smart having a jungle to scrub/filter the air going into the flat.An edible jungle!

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    1. And above Finchley Road the air needs scrubbing, believe me.

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  16. I bet that rose is fragrant too. probably doesn't get enough sun.

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    1. I couldn't get to it to smell it! It really is WAY back in the shrubbery, and yes, this year in particular I think it's in quite a bit of shade.

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  17. What A Pleasant Surprise There - Dig That Reflection As Well - Enjoy The Weekend And Walk That Olga Girl

    Cheers

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  18. One can never see too many flower photos, and yours are extra special!

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    1. I'm glad you feel that way. I probably post too many of them!

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  19. I can't help but wonder how much extra weight is on that balcony from the pots of earth in which the plants are growing. (I'm remembering seeing a photo of a second-storey house deck that collapsed from the weight of a full Jacuzzi built on it!) Actually, the balcony looks pretty solid. But I still wonder. And the turret room - I'd love to see it too.

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    1. Hmmmm...I hadn't even thought of that! Like you said, though, I think this building is pretty solid.

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  20. That balcony is amazing!
    Just curious, since you do seem to spend a lot of time outdoors in your garden, do you not have mosquitoes there, or what do you use to overpower them?

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    1. We don't really have them, fortunately! There are biting insects in other parts of the UK but our garden is largely free of them.

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  21. That single rose is beautiful, and whoever has that flat is making excellent use of space as well as possibly reducing their food bill.

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