Sunday, 24 July 2011


I hope you don't mind if I base this post around pictures of some gorgeous things that are happening on my balcony right now.

My wildflower mix (planted to attract the bees and failing miserably) has begun to bloom. I don't know what this plant is but it's beautiful.

A friend who came for dinner recently bought me a gorgeous mini orchid. I find this quite terrifying as I have never usually been able to keep flowers alive, but hopefully my vegetable success will rub off on the orchid.

 This is an open heartsease seed pod.

And lastly, my beans climbing up their pole!


  1. Hi Rachel, your balcony must look fantastic from the ground, any photos? I think the little blue flower is cornflower. The bees will arrive, they just need to find you. Lesley x

  2. Rachel, just a thought, Martin at "our 21st century guide to the good life", keeps bees, he'll know if they'll find you ok. Lesley x

  3. Lesley is right it is a cornflower. That's a terrific photo of a lovely plant. I grow lots on the plot, and as well as the familiar blue ones like this there are pink and white ones as well.
    Happy gardening, Flighty xx