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 Post subject: Helgonblommas mini-mini-garden on the balcony
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:53 am 
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I posted some hints in other threads about me having a mini-mini-garden on my balcony and thought I'd post some pictures here :)

Background: in 2012 I lost the only longer job I ever have had but on the other hand had -a lot- of vacation days which I hadn't used so they had to pay me the money for them instead. So I measured, went to a trip to the nearby IKEA store , measured again, made a plan, went back to IKEA and bought some stuffs which I totally changed my balcony with :) - and rather cheaply too ... the whole project with all the materials needed for sawing and re-glueing and painting everything to my measures (instead of what IKEA had planned for the stuff :P ...) cost about 5200 SEK back then.

The location is in one of the outmost suburbs in the Stockholm area, I moved here 2011.

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Last year I didn't have as many plants since they renovated the cellars - where I have to keep the balcony furniture in winter - so I could not take the stuff out till the middle of may.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:41 am 
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Wow! Your garden is gorgeous! Is it south-facing?

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 Post subject: Re: Helgonblommas mini-mini-garden on the balcony
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:58 am 
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Thanks :) yes, nearly straight south-facing (which means lots of watering in the hot summer months) :)


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 Post subject: Re: Helgonblommas mini-mini-garden on the balcony
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Wow, you've really utilised that space well! Very inspiring.

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 Post subject: Re: Helgonblommas mini-mini-garden on the balcony
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that is great!! I love the color of the morning glories, and the strawberry!!! how cute.

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 Post subject: Re: Helgonblommas mini-mini-garden on the balcony
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Wow, what a lovely space you created! I have a tiny balcony... hmmm....

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 Post subject: Re: Helgonblommas mini-mini-garden on the balcony
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:44 am 
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Thanks for all the nice comments :)

For those wondering, all of the shelves are made from 6 ALBERT from IKEA but never made the way IKEA had intended but resawed, re-screwed and painted white. :)


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What a sweet little space!

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That is amazing. What a happy looking space.

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That is really cool! And inspiring, since I too have a tiny balcony that faces south.

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