Rollercoaster Mum: How does our garden grow?


Thursday, 18 July 2013

How does our garden grow?

The answer this week is that at last things are growing - flowers are finally appearing, vegetables are growing and fruit ripening. The grass is dying and brown but who cares about that - our 'lawn' is rubbish anyway. Everything else with the aid of watering every two days is growing pretty well - at last. Worth that hour or so watering even if it does stop me from blogging, speaking of which, enough blether - here's some pictures (only collages mind as time has slipped through my fingers this week.)

Sweet peas, Mallow,
Flowers happening at last (from top left clockwise)- the Sweet Peas are out, a self-seeded Mallow (very pretty but can get a bit messy), my new posh daisy type perennials are flowering and the Eryngium is soo close, Verbena Buenos Aires (another newbie) and finally the Coriander has gone to seed and flowered so now we will wait to harvest the seeds.

veg patch
The veg patch is prospering too (from top left clockwise) - the runner beans have finally beaten the slugs and snails and made it to the top of the wigwam, there's a nice pair of blueberries (especially for Mammasaurus that one!) , flowers on the runner beans have appeared (usually scarlet but these are a rather lovely salmon pink), at least 3 courgettes are growing- a miracle if you had seen the state of these plants when we got back from our holiday 6 weeks ago and finally we have lift off with the tomatoes with their little yellow flowers.

How is your garden doing? For loads more garden inspiration check out the linky over at Mammasaurus. 
Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?


  1. Lovely post! So many pretty photos :)

  2. I picked the first sweet peas at my mother in law's garden last night. Now every time I go in the kitchen I'm hit with the wonderful scent!

  3. Gorgeous! You have blueberries too! Very jealous! :)

  4. Loving the collages - really effective - and also love how you've told us all what everything is - honestly I don't have a clue but I am learning slowly!

    Beautiful - thanks for joining in and sharing x

  5. i want to bite your berries, if that isnt to rude, your picture captures their plump juiciness mmmm

  6. Gorgeous, you have a lot of colour in your garden! My sweet peas haven't done very well, but I'm hoping they'll still flower soon.

  7. What a fabulous post - there's so much going on! How amazing to have your own veggies :)

  8. Gorgeous photos! Lots of lovely colour x


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