Category: Garden

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… …

10 Natural Garden Remedies

Regular readers will know that I’ve been getting into my gardening over the past few months, having hitherto abhorred it! Well, in recent weeks I can be find pottering about out there most days, and am becoming a little, dare I say it, passionate about it all. I find myself …

Project Garden Update – 10th April 2014

We’ve been pretty busy out in the garden these past few weeks, so I thought it was about time that I shared what’s been happening. Regular readers will know that I started taking an interest in my garden last summer, and have steadily been adding things and changing it. You …

The Wonderful Attingham Park Gardens

On a beautiful sunny day a couple of weeks back, we made the trip up to Attingham Park, a superb National Trust property. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. I’ll blog more about our day there and the house in the next few days, as there …

Project Garden In Full Swing Again!

It’s warming up and spring seems to have arrived, so we are back out there and kick-starting Project Garden again. It’s all gone a little quiet over the last few weeks, but the plans have continued forming, and so now I need to do something about them! As always, my …

My Mum’s Garden

With this week’s photography lesson being all about nature, and then popping over to my mum’s house for a visit, it seemed clear that I needed to have a poke around her garden and take some photos… It was lovely to see so many signs of new flowers coming through, …

My Photos – Week 2: My Garden

OK, so second lesson time! I’ve taken on my beginner’s tips, chosen my project of photographing my garden through the seasons, and this week I’ve been thinking about perspective. So here it is, my garden, my perspectives… I took a few photos of the same thing but from differing perspectives …

Project Garden Update 9/1/14

I thought it was about time I wrote an update on Project Garden. Truth be told, there’s been very little activity out there for the past few weeks, as the weather hasn’t really tempted me out. And people keep going on about a cold snap coming our way, so I’m …

Our Fairy Garden

Project Garden continues! We’ve been out in the garden this week, planting up some shrubs that we recently bought, including Callicarpa Profusion which we recently spotted and absolutely adored. It’ll give us some lilac flowers in the summer and brilliant bright purple berries next autumn, which I’m already looking forward …

I’m Loving…Higgledy Garden

I’m currently in the midst of Project Garden. It began this summer, and with any luck, I’ll have most of it completed by spring. Well, as ‘completed’ as any garden ever is, as once I’ve the foundations laid, with everything where I want it to be, it’ll be an ongoing …

Project Garden Update 7th November 2013

At the weekend, as it was raining and we wanted to all get out of the house, we popped along to a garden centre. This was extremely fortuitous, as they had a 70% sale on their outdoor plants – I was happy! Clearly, when faced with such a proposition, I …

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