The Balcony Gardener: Creative ideas for small spaces

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The Balcony Gardener: Creative ideas for small spaces

The Balcony Gardener: Creative ideas for small spaces

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For me, colours and textures are a real starting point for a container to a larger space,” she says. The ultimate Valentine's Day countdown - here are 10 romantic gestures to help sweep your partner off their feet! Just like your balcony arrangement, you should also consider the conditions on your balcony, if it’s going to be windy, you can take inspiration from plants that thrive in blustery gardens. What type of greens, what palette I want and the colour aspect are all very important parts of my design process.

Meghan Markle forced to miss glitzy Beverly Hills ceremony where Prince Harry received a 'Living Legend'. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Corriere della Sera. Before you start your balcony garden, it’s important that you’re confident about how much weight the balcony can bear.

I would say that it’s a great introduction into gardening if you’re a novice and container gardening is available to anyone even if you only have a window ledge and limited budget. In addition to the square footage of your balcony, there may be other restrictions that will limit what you can plant and where. I really enjoyed that process because it was nearer to the start of my career when I had no expectations. He explained: 'Through lockdown in March 2020 I began to turn my balcony space into a little garden, it started off with one Marigold. When I’m not writing or editing homes content, I’m usually tapping into other creative outlets, exploring galleries in London or further afield, taking photos, scribbling, or drawing!

From bringing a touch of nature to your environment, providing an opportunity to relax in an additional space, filtering the air, giving wildlife a chance to thrive and giving you the opportunity to enjoy gardening whatever space you have, the small balcony should never be overlooked. King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark wave to well-wishers as they attend the first Sunday service of the.

With the right conditions and care, just about every vegetable you can grow in your garden can also be grown on your balcony. You may want to opt for lightweight plastic or resin containers, although if your balcony is exposed and windy these can get blown over easily unless they're fastened in place.

Isabelle Palmer has created a successful business from her ability to enliven any balcony, roof terrace and window sill with her inventive gardening ideas. I believe that a small budget or small space can push us to be even more creative and more intentional with our homes and gardens. Seed or potting composts are used for growing seedlings or plants in containers - a wide range of commercially produced peat-free composts are available, made from a mix of various ingredients, such as loam, composted bark, coir and sand, although you can mix your own.The second section looks at how to create our balcony garden into a theme (country garden+ shared space, lazy garden, evergreen window boxes, shared spaces, butterfly and bee window box, fragrant window boxes, terrarium gardens, water gardens and beach gardens). Wind: Strong winds, which are common on balcony and rooftop gardens high above the ground, can quickly dry out the soil, rip the petals off flowers, and knock over tall potted plants. I feel like the driving force of The Balcony Gardener is that anyone can love their garden, no matter the dimensions or if it’s theirs to own.

Dreams of 10m-tall magnolias have to be set aside, but there are plenty of plants that will flourish in pots on a balcony. I wouldn’t have ever thought about doing gardening when I was younger, but I think it’s a cooler career to go into now as there is a younger generation involved. Isabelle studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and then embarked on a degree in Economics before working in PR.Just make sure you select the right plants, make the right environment for them, and enjoy a little garden for years to come!



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