Mmmm, sweet, sweet baby – for baby you are. Small and tender, but you shall grow into a beauty before long.
In this new existence, well not so new, but perhaps new in understanding, I live small. Very tiny life in fact. In a big city. What was once a life in a big private space, is now a small private space in a big surrounding. Fought it for too long and complained like the troll on the bridge, but no more.
Have been fixated on a TV series featuring Monty Don, called ‘Big dreams, small spaces.’ My reality, though stubbornness and past gardens had me doing nothing with my space. Confined space was what I saw rather than something which could be amazing if I just got up from the sorrow chair and actually did something about it.
Here these folks, like me (some have a little more space, you know those narrow long back gardens so typical of terraced houses) and grim in the neglect, with Monty’s help, transformed what was rubble and concrete into a living space. So what what I thinking? Wasn’t it turns out.
Ok, think even smaller, but that is not the point. I have a park across the road, complete with lake and background music of wildlife. My ‘Litchfield Angel‘ from David Austen has severe sunburn and my herbs are blown to seed, most of it on the floor. Matters not, I have inspiration to create a balcony garden in London.
Any suggestions? How would you transform a single, narrow space into a garden? Would welcome any ideas x
It goes further than this. Transcends to bigger dreams in small spaces i.e. my two bedroomed flat. Looking at it now it cries beige but I shall say taupe for a better sounding term. Pretty, we restored the entire apartment, but been like this through the tsunami of the last few years. So bigger dreams on the way. And taking my love for beautiful gardens as inspiration.
More on the flat later. With garden centres such as Kew, Petersham and all the gorgeous parks and letter stamp London greens, I am actually going to build a mood board to create my balcony garden. It may be bigger than my balcony, the mood board that is, but purpose, purpose my dear is what it is all about!
Big dream, small space – what a cocktail.
Images Gardenista, pintrest, David Austen