Rollercoaster Mum: A Year in Pictures - Week 25 - How does our garden grow?


Friday, 21 June 2013

A Year in Pictures - Week 25 - How does our garden grow?

This week really has been back to proper normality - the drudgery of everyday life - even the weather has been dull - not terribly bad - just dull. Dull days do not inspire photographs so I am taking this opportunity to catch up with Mammasaurus's  ' How Does Your Garden Grow?' The answer to this at the moment is very very slowly. There just hasn't been enough sun and warmth and everything seems to be behind. There's quite a lot of lush green stuff but not a lot else, however I have still found a few things to take pictures of.

As for what else has happened in the Rollercoaster household - well there was Father's Day last Sunday of course but it wasn't eventful, Little Miss Star has had a slight ear infection (probably due to spending most of her holiday underwater) and there was yet another school disco. The most exciting news is that we finally seem to be getting somewhere with our campaign for allotments in the village and we are actually going to be doing some fundraising for them soon but more of that in a couple of weeks.

As I said there is a lot of greenery going on and much of this is fruit that has yet to ripen - future fruit with any luck - here we have apples, raspberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries and gooseberries.

Future Fruit!
There are a few flowers however and those which are out are definitely popular with the bees like this gorgeous blue geranium.

bumble bee

These little yellow flowers on a small tree are also loved by the bees. I have no idea what the tree is - it has silvery grey leaves and these gorgeous smelling flowers which may not look much but smell divine.

Lastly there are the reliable but pretty Aquilegia or aptly nicknamed Granny's Bonnets.

Granny's bonnets

My new flower bed has not as yet produced flowers but there are buds and as the plants are perennials I think it is next year when it will really flourish. The new herb bed however is doing well and for those that saw my post on herbs a few weeks ago here is what it looks like now:

garden herbs

Linking up with the Boy and Me for the Year in Pictures and with Mammasurus for How Does Your Garden Grow? and belatedly with The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers as I thought the 'green' theme went well with my pictures - especially the future fruit!

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?



  1. The blue geranium is wonderful. My aquilegia is starting to seed and I can't wait to harvest them and sprinkle them around the garden :)

  2. That herb bed has many wonderful salads in it and your fruit looks like, with a bit of warmth and sun, you will have a super crop this year

  3. gorgeous future fruit, great to grow a bit isn't it. I saw some of those geraniums when I was out and about this week but didn't realise they were from the geranium family, so beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous greens, it will be a while before we see those kind of colours around here again!

  5. you have taken some beautoful shots from your garden. the bee inside the blue flower is a brillaint capture. i bet you cant wait for the strawberries and other fruits to be ready for eating x

  6. What a lovely fruitful garden? I do love those geraniums too. I would happily fill my garden with geraniums.

  7. Wow those are beautiful photos, really stunning

  8. Those pictures are stunning!! Love the bumble Bee one

  9. Amazing captures I love the richness of colour

  10. Ooo those green berries will soon be colourful and plump and yummy! I love your tiered herb garden - a great idea, you really can't beat popping into your own garden for herbs when cooking can you?

    Thanks ever so much for joining in and sharing x

  11. So many shades of green and different colours. I love the strawberries!

  12. Love your garden pics! Mine is a work in progress so well done!

  13. There's certainly lots of green to fit the theme. beautiful photos

  14. I love macro nature shots, seeing the wonderful world at its best. The bee photo is fabulous.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365

  15. Beautiful pictures, the future fruit pictures are stunning x

  16. great pictures, that bee is brilliant, so clear and detailed.


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