Here it is again, Garden Bloggers Blooms Day! What is blooming in the middle of winter in the balcony garden??? Not much! Ok there are quite a few things about to bloom and there are some lovely winter and not so winter flowers. The violas are sitting pretty in one of the hanging pots.
And they are keeping the red snapdragons company.
The white snapdragons are also rather pretty. They are keeping the blue/purple pansy company, although the pansy himself is being camera-shy.
Most of the marigolds are shriveled but this one is still flowering well. Unfortunately he is not coping with his job in fending off the aphids.
This cornflower is beautiful but also a bit confused. Instead of growing up he grew across! More heads are on the way so should be plenty of blue flowers soon.
I have another of these blue cornflowers in a hanging pot, and he is growing normally. No flowers as yet but you can see the bud at the top of the picture so one is definitely on the way.
I can also spy one head of red geranium poking through despite the cold.
Alas the sunflower is not technically on the balcony anymore, infact it is more an inside job now, sliced and diced and placed in a vase. Nice while it lasted but 2.5 metres was just to unwieldy for the balcony garden.
Also inside the winter tomato experiment is flowering merrily.
As for other veggies? The snow peas are flowering magnificently, hopefully get to harvest some more soon!