I started planting my balcony boxes almost a month ago. Various things kept getting in the way, and I kept wishing I could get out and finish them.
Today, I left work earlier than usual and decided to ignore most of the things I should have been doing, and instead spent the evening playing in the dirt.
Since someone messed with the clocks, it’s dark by 5, but luckily I have a light on my balcony.
I ran out of compost, almost exactly at the same time as I ran out of boxes (if you don’t count the 3 waiting to be started).
I also ran out of warmth quite a long time before that, so I was glad of the excuse to go in for a hot shower! Autumn is cold and damp 🙁
Tomorrow I will pick up a couple more sacks of compost – for the last boxes, and for the new houseplant arrivals.
This is the state I left it in:
Edit – the morning after:
The balcony was covered in plastic grass when I moved in.
It’s now covered in plastic grass and wet compost.
Does anyone have any good ideas for getting the compost out, besides washing it? My balcony is right over the front door – it has to be a resident friendly idea
(And yes, this is probably why people buy those huge potting mats…)
4 thoughts on “On making a mess in the dark”
Sorry Jesska no ideas to help but I would like to know what you have in your boxes!
Nothing fancy. I don’t even know what most of them are called. Supermarkets and some garden centres here sell plants labelled “autumn plant”, which is really helpful.. I chose them based on the colours and shapes of their leaves. They were cheap enough to try out and not mind much if they don’t work out. I put loads of bulbs in between them too.
I’ll take some pictures tomorrow morning when it’s light enough to see what they are 🙂
Wait till it dries and then vacuum it? maybe, or sweep it.
I don’t have a vacuum…but I will try sweeping it when/if it dries.. if all else fails I guess I’ll have to warn the people in my house and wash it when they aren’t around..