Wednesday, 22 April 2009


I'm not going to make the same mistake as last summer, by planting plants unsuited to the full med sun on our balcony, which gets the sun from mid-morning to late afternoon.
So yesterday I planted up pots with no less than 3 types of lavender, rosemary, 2 types of thyme and a strawberry plant for good measure. Of course I'm using terracotta pots which are not good for keeping the plants moist but I couldn't bear to use the plastic ones.

There is a great old shop in the old town centre of Montpellier which only sells these pots (plus their bases
), seeds and those crates you take your cat to the vet in!
I'm not sure how he keeps his business going (not helped by a 2 hour lunch break
) but I like buying my pots from him.


  1. Your plants are beautiful!! I am ineterested in growing strawberry plant. Is it easy to grow?

    Thank you for your comment about corner view-my hometown! Japan is such a small country but there are lots of beautiful and interesting places. my favorite places are kyoto, okinawa, oita and off course my home town! ox

  2. hi natsumi, i haven't grown strawberries before so i'll let you know!
    more japanese towns to research. thanks :)

  3. Oh Rosemary and Lavender smell so good on a balcony. You are not doing one pot of " origan " ?
    Very helpful in the kitchen !!!!

  4. yes! i've planted origanum since then:) it likes the full sun too right?

  5. It's exactly the right season to get those plants outside!

    I'm another kiwi in Montpellier, by the way, (there aren't many of us!) Just discovered your blog. My blog is at if you're interested.

    All the best,