Mar 132011
 

Marais, Paris

I was expecting to see some interesting window boxes and balconies in Paris this weekend, but it probably wasn’t the best time of year for them. And of course very few Parisians have a garden, so it was slim pickings all round for this blog. It actually made me realise how green London is, with its private gardens, squares and parks – although I reckon Paris has the edge when it comes to trees. Almost every street was lined with them.

These daffs were outside a shop in the Marais. You can’t really tell from this pic but the pots were on very long chains: hanging baskets, Paris-style.

Mar 052011
 

Marylebone

Spring really seems to be on its way in London – camellias and rhododendrons are out, a haze of green shoots is covering trees and magnolias have big fat buds on them. These are the first wallflowers I’ve seen though – coupled with white narcissi. They run the length of a balcony. Whoever lives here has similar taste to me when it comes to daffs