Category: Garden

Easy Gardening With Bedding Plants

Back before I really got into my gardening, bedding plants were my go-to buys every time. I see them as instant gardening, and often the bedding plants themselves are easy enough to keep, too. They’d brighten up our garden so that I’d enjoy sitting out in it, with minimal effort. …

Garden Ponderings

I nearly called this post garden ideas, but then that felt a little misleading as I’m not quite at the ‘ideas’ stage. We started Project Garden a couple of summers ago now, and we’ve made plenty of progress. We now have our wildlife garden, we’ve removed a shed and made room …

My Garden, My Extra Room

Now that the summer months are looming, I am excited to spend time in my extra ‘room’, my garden. Since I’ve got into my gardening, I’ve started to view my garden this way. Before, it was somewhere to sit in the sun, for the kids to play out, for the …

A Stroll Round My Garden

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared what’s been happening in my garden here, so I thought that I’d indulge in my ever-growing passion for gardening today and talk plants, flowers and blooms, taking you on a virtual stroll round my garden. Ever since the start of spring, I’ve …

Can I Go Back Out Into My Garden Yet?

OK, so I know I can go out there any time I like, but the truth is, I really don’t like to in the winter. It’s soggy, it’s brown, it’s dreary and I know I can’t cut things back and prune them for fear of killing them if we get …

My Garden in December

Well, here we are at the end of the year, and I’m not quite sure how and when that happened! I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what’s been happening in my garden each month and sharing it in a few shots, too. I’ve captured it through all seasons now, and through all …

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 …

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