Yes, I know that this entry should have been shared yesterday. But as the hubby had occupied the computer for nearly the whole day … except when he went to watch a 1st of May march in town … I did not really have the opportunity to use the computer much, except at night by which time I was already feeling quite tired. Anyway as yesterday was a beautiful day, … except for a brief spell of rain in the afternoon … I decided to make use of the long daylight hours to catch up with my gardening work on the balcony.
The Swiss méteo had forecast partly cloudy and sunny days for most of this week with some rains. So whenever the sun comes out (just like this morning and early afternoon), I made sure that I go out and do some work on the balcony.
The balcony is still quite messy and far from what I hope it will look like by summer … but it is getting there. And me, being me … I still have not fully decided how I am going to place the different pots and containers. So there is still a lot of shifting (of pots and stuffs) going on … which I suspect … will continue right into the middle of summer if not later! hehehe … 😀
Anyway … here are a few of the shots that I took yesterday … in between the shifting, the sowing, the re-planting and the tidying that I did. I took lots … especially of my plants, as a record of their progress … but I will share more of these photos in later entries lah!
It was such a nice sunny day yesterday that the little ones decided to come out and play. It was nice to see as well as to hear them laughing happily as they played.
I later saw two of them going down the slope and checking out the cherry tree by the small road. Hmmm … maybe, they were trying to plan how they are going to pick the cherries once the fruits start coming! hehehe … 🙂
And the ‘weedflowers’ on the grass patch are still going strong … but with more yellow colours from the dandelions.
They have sprouted a lot more … thus, adding a nice yellow colour to the carpet of ‘weedflowers’.
But the grass patch below our balcony is not the only place where flowers are blooming beautifully. More and more of the plants on our balcony are also starting to bud and to flower.
But for now … I am still waiting for the few pots of chives that I have to bloom fully.
The pots of chives with their purplish flower buds. The flower buds had appeared for quite some time … but I suppose that the chilly weather that we had had last week must have stunted the development of the flower buds a little.
But at least the flower buds on this particular pot have started to open a little.
This bud has only started to open a teeny, tiny bit …
This one has opened a bit more …
Whereas this one has opened even more …
I had never really looked at them before when they are at this stage. I must say that I find it quite fascinating and lovely. But of course, it will be even nicer when all the flower buds have started blooming fully lah! 😀
Actually, I do not really need so many pots of chives to use for cooking. But I decided to have more pots this year because I wanted the flowers. Errr … not to eat, although their flowers are edible, too … but because their flowers are very attractive to bees!
Now, a potager garden cannot do without the hardworking bees to help things along, does it not? So why not have plenty of flowers which not only can be eaten but are also attractive to a gardener’s little friends! 😉