I hate our balcony.
It faces south, so I had beautiful dreams of turning it into a lovely garden full of tasty and attractive plant-friends. But a serious design flaw makes this nearly impossible.
I mean, it’s all well and good during dry weather. But the minute it starts to rain, the fact that the edge of the roof is at exactly the same spot as the edge of the railing means everything gets soaked, flooded, inundated with unwanted water.
In this photo, against the dark tree foliage, you can just see the fat drops as they fall from the roof. They look like pale em-dashes turned vertical. You can almost see the remnant of a splash as one hits the white railing. And you can see the bottom of my white pot of sad rosemary, full to overflowing with roof-infused water. Yum.
Just an inch more of roof overhang and this wouldn’t be happening. Just the tiniest little strip of gutter would channel the water away, but no. Some stupid architect must have liked how the lines added up, just so, to create this “masterpiece” of suburban apartment complex construction. Give me a break, ppl. Or give me a gutter.
BAD DESIGN KILLS PLANTS!
its perfect! I would plant something with HUGE leafs, to catch the drops and give you the pleasure of japanese kind of garden.
This below is Taro.
Also, maybe you can make somekind of gutter yourself. Bambu maybe?