Category: Garden

My Garden in November

I’ve actually been gardening. In November. Yes, I surprised myself, too. I look out my window at the moment and am decidedly uninspired to potter about in the garden. It’s wet and damp and most of the colour has fled. But, a plant delivery that I’d placed back in August …

My Garden in October

I knew that this would happen now, but it still leaves me feeling a bit sad. I’ve lost my gardening addiction. I’m quite sure it’ll bloom again next spring, but I feel a little bereft without it. I spent last weekend doing a little tidy up, both¬†front and back, but …

Garden Design Fun For Kids

With Boo now at school, I’m trying to plan a little activity for her to return home to each day. One that has the kids sitting down for a bit and making the most of each other’s company. It also means that coming home to something to do keeps them …

In The Garden With Daddy

As Boo had had her first full week of school, we decided to keep last weekend low-key, thinking she’d be tired. I have to say, if she was tired, she hid it very well! We spent Saturday in the garden, and then just popped to the local shops on Sunday …

My Garden in September

September already, and the changing season is clear to see when I look out into my garden. The leaves on my tree and acer are turning a beautiful burnt orange colour, and the bright splashes of colour are starting to dwindle. My Japanese anemone’s still going strong.. I love the …

My Garden in August

It’s about time I share what’s happening out in my garden this month. With the weather turning cooler, we haven’t been out there as much, and I am missing it. I’m not as on top of it as I was, so I’ve also quite a lot more weeding to do, …

Creating a Cut-Flower Patch

One of the things that I was keen to add to my garden, when I started redesigning it last year, was a cut-flower patch. I loved the idea of looking out of the window and seeing sprays of colour and I always enjoy having fresh flowers in the house, so …

My Dream Garden

Oh, to dream. I meander around lots of beautiful gardens these days, with our National Trust days out, as well as enjoying my own and my mum’s. They lead me to daydream about my perfect garden. You know, the one you’d have if you won the lottery? If money and …

My Garden in July

I have been really enjoying¬†pottering about in the garden this summer. The work that I began last year is bearing fruit, as I have splashes of colour all around me, and more importantly I feel, I have scents wafting at me from all directions. Here’s a little peek at what’s …

The National Botanic Garden, Wales

On the drive back from our recent holiday to Bluestone, we decided to make a stop at the Welsh National Botanic Garden. It was my birthday after all, so I got to call the shots! On wondering in, Boo was immediately won over by the huge water feature that they …

My Garden in June

I’ve been out in the garden weeding, pruning, mowing and training. It’s all growing so quickly at the moment, and it seems like every couple of days, there are new things blooming or needing dead-heading or looking after. It’s lovely to wander around and admire the colour, though I’ve been …

Calke Abbey Gardens

We visited National Trust’s Calke Abbey for the first time last week, and I absolutely fell in love with the gardens there. They went on and on, from rambling pleasure grounds, overgrown and wild, to formal gardens, a kitchen garden, fields, meadows and a grotto. There was so much to …

The Garden is Blooming!

We get sun, then we get rain, then we get sun, then rain – my garden is loving it! As regular readers will know, this is my first year where I’m really into my gardening and I’m appreciating every single flower that blooms out there – quite literally! I look …

Creating a Wildlife Garden

One of the areas that I was always keen to add to my garden when I started redesigning it was a Wildlife Garden. I wanted to create a little area to entice insects and creatures into the garden, so that Boo and Little Man could learn about them with me …

My Garden in Early May

I’m becoming obsessed. This gardening thingy is actually becoming a real interest for me. I don’t recognise myself any more. I get excited when I spot plant sales. I have opinions on various flowers and garden design. I often catch myself pondering where the gaps are and what shrubs are …

Gardening Fun With The Kids

We’ve been doing a lot of work out in our back garden lately. So, the children have also been out there ‘helping’! They both love going outside, and Little Man can actually only be lured back inside with the promise of food! Boo’s enjoyed planting sunflower seeds with her auntie… …

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