Window boxes for green fingers
LONDON – We’re short on space in London and that often means that you don’t have a garden. It makes it hard to grow things, something I loved to do back in Johannesburg. Because of this, I’ve noticed that people are either balcony gardeners, or they are gardening with window boxes.
This Summer, I’ve really enjoyed keeping an eye out for fun window boxes. A lot of people are embracing bold colours or simply keeping it understated with green plants. And a few lazy people are going for plastic. Not cool.
I’ve recently moved to a new apartment near Limehouse station, and we’ve got a balcony. Right now, the only thing sitting on it, is a bbq, which, weather permitting, will get used this Summer. I’m hoping to introduce some flower pots or window boxes to liven it up. I’d appreciate it if the neighbours did it too because when I see their balconies, it’s festooned in laundry or bikes. Cluttered balconies are another reality of London life.
But on to the pretty stuff.
Here are some photos of what’s happening to London’s windows.
Mmm, can’t decide which one I like the most. Can you?