Today we are going to look at decorating your balcony gardens. The reason for this is simple, over 68% of people in NSW are now living in high rise or low rise buildings. This means fewer Australians are enjoying backyards, and swapping them for cold utilitarian, I use it only for my smoker friends, balconies.
Let’s talk about how we can ‘zhuzh’ it up. If you don’t know what ‘zhuzh’ means, look it up on www.urbandictionary.com and you’ll know what I mean.
With balcony gardens, you need to first see what kind of drainage you have, if you have an off the ledge design, please make sure all your plants are in pots that can contain them. You do not want to upset your fellow neighbours below. Secondly analyse the space; if you are in a smaller balcony (2m by 4m) then I would suggest layering to make use of empty useful space.
Enjoy the convenience of city living, and when it gets a little too much, you know you have a piece of paradise just outside your door. (JY)