After all the sharing on our recent excursions, I think it is time to take a break from showing pictures of our trips … and instead, show some pictures from my balcony garden lah!
I did not get to do much on the balcony as the weather had been really lousy. It had been mostly grey and/or wet for the past weeks and the temperature has been slowly going down … instead of going up!
In fact, a check on the MéteoSuisse earlier today forecast some snow falling at our place either tonight, tomorrow night or Saturday night! Arghh… what is going to happen to my babies on the balcony? Shesssh!! 😦
So just now even though it was raining lightly and was chilly, I had to force myself to go out so as to cover some of the more fragile plants … because it is impossible to cover all that had already been planted or transplanted on the balcony. All that I can do now is to hope for the best … or that the weatherman is wrong!
We are about a month away from summer and still … the snow wants to fall! Unbelievable …
The only time in the past weeks that I had felt warm enough to be able to go out without a jacket was last week … when we decided to go up to Epalinges to look at the colza! That was a nice sunny day … and I was so glad that the hubby suggested that we go and see the colza fields after my class ended in the evening. But now … it is back to cloudy, wet and chilly weather again. Haizzz …
I do not know how my plants will fare with the wintry weather that is to be expected in a day or two … but this was how my little Tom Thumbs had looked like this afternoon … before it started to rain and the weather turned chilly!
One of the two pots of dwarf pea plants (aptly called Tom Thumb) that I have on the balcony … looking very healthy … for now.
Errr … did you notice something on this picture?
Oh yes … my little pea plants are about to make me one happy momma! 🙂
If the late frost that is forecast do not disrupt their growth … the hubby and I should be able to enjoy fresh peas very, very soon! hehehe … 😀
The other pot … only in the flowering stage right now. It had a slow start … as I had not realised earlier (not until I starting noticing that the leaves were turning yellow) … that the frequent rainfall had caused the bottom of the pot to be overflowed with water. After draining the excess water away and widening the drainage hole to prevent another overflowing during a rainy spell, the pea plants in this pot are making up for lost time!
It is nice to see the leaves starting to look very green again … and the flowers that have started to bloom.
However … I really and truly hope that the forecast of impending snowfall will not come true. Or else … there goes my hope of being able to enjoy fresh peas from my balcony garden soon! Waaah … 😦
Entries on balcony garden in May:
- Balcony garden in May … mints and rockets …
- Balcony garden in May … broad beans …
- Balcony garden in April … raspberries …