The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Balcony's Profile



About me

I live in a small flat with a 1.50 metre (5ft) by 3.50 metre (10ft) balcony but still manage to squeeze in 100s of plants. I've been married to a Spanish lady now for over 40 years & we have 3 grown up children. They have given us 5 grandkids up to the present moment.

I've been gardening since I was a boy - now more than 50 years!

Although I grow lots of different flowers on our balcony I have more Amaryllis bulbs then anyone outside a professional grower's greenhouse!

I'm also into growing veg, helping out on my friend, Gerry's, allotment. I now have 6 seasons experience of growing veg so I'm no longer "wet" behind the ears!

You will find updates, during the height of the growing season, posted by me.

June 2017:

I no longer have an allotment & Gerry has given up his as well. I no longer grow vegetables except for tomatoes on the balcony, so there are no more updates on our allotments any longer.

However I've not given up gardening & now mostly do it just on my balcony though occasionally I still do a little work in the church gardens

Latest photos

  • Christmas Cactus (Dark red) flower (very close up) in kitchen 3rd November 2018 (Schlumbergera truncata)
  • Christmas Cactus with red flower in kitchen (Very close up) 18th October 2018 (Schlumbergera truncata)
  • Christmas Cactus (Red) flowering in kitchen 31st October 2018 (Schlumbergera truncata)
  • Christmas Cactus (Salmon Orange) flowering in kitchen 13th October 2018 (Schlumbergera truncata)

Latest blogs

Amaryllis put “to bed” for the winter

Posted on 22 Oct, 2018 10 comments

Death of birthday presents

Posted on 17 Oct, 2018 12 comments

Latest questions

What else

Joined in Apr 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Cambs