Still summery spring going on here…
Whatever the weather, my balcony is very much exposed to it - even if there is another balcony above mine, serving as roof. But the sides are open, and this means I have to keep up with changes in the weather, and move various things in/out/around accordingly. On a sunny afternoon, it gets too hot, even with parasols up. If it starts to rain, on the other hand, everything will get wet; and the wind may grab anything that’s not properly weighed down and secured… Phew :)
The only thing that is not being moved around out there is my faithful clematis, which is now once again in bloom. It stems from a cutting I took from an older plant ten years ago, when I moved to where I live now! It lived indoors for one year; but since then it has been where it is now – all year round. I try to cover it in fibre cloth in winter to protect it from the cold and snow and storms... Always amazed every spring when it starts showing signs of life again!
I have finally finished my project (started back in April) of painting an old wooden bench in the same colour as my small round (foldable) wooden table that I painted two years ago. I have been doing most of the painting job outside when the weather has allowed – but as it has been raining on and off in between, the bench has been standing indoors in my living room to dry. Today I decided it was finished, and time to move it outside. (Good weather forecast for the next few days as well…) The job has not been so good for my shoulder/arm, even if I have been taking my time about it… But after three coats of paint, I’m pleased enough with the result, and also really happy that I did manage to find the exact same green colour as the table. It looks nice. (The bench is actually 40+ years old… Bought in 1976, I think. It started its career serving as stereo bench in my living room back then. Actually – not even stereo then… just an old portable gramophone with a mono speaker in the lid!)
I’ve decided not to have “too many” plants this year… But I bought some nice geraniums, each in its own pot - which I can easily move around as I please, and even take inside if needed.