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How does your garden grow?

I love spring, the unexpected summery days, clearing the garden, planting seeds…


Our garden is  full of bulbs, a spring garden:)


We are blessed with a garden with great variety, large shrubs, winding paths, rockery and an area where my husband has created raised beds.


At our former home we had a small back garden and allotment. This garden gives us the best of both, although admittedly a much smaller area for growing.


The weekend was glorious weather, the strawberry bed was weeded, raised beds dug over. The tot and I enjoyed planting carrots, parsnips, and cut and come again salad leaves. I say enjoy – it takes a certain level of letting go when planting seeds with a tot, the plants will be coming through in clumps:) As usual we are crop rotating, thank goodness for my husbands memory.


I love growing our vegetables, picking salad fresh for lunch boxes, making tomato sauce, and in the autumn chutneys ready for Christmas presents:)

I strongly encourage you to grow your own – you don’t need raised beds, salad, beetroot, french beans are a few if the items you can grow in window boxes and pots. We pick up cut and come again salad leaves seeds from the 99p shop and gain many, many salads from the one packet of seeds.

Or have a go at regrowing vegetables indoors, with this great list of food which regrows:)




Linking in with Thrifty Thursday, and How does you garden grow.

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Monday 7th of April 2014

I have a green-fingered hubby too, who has created raised beds. Yours look fab and I particularly love the close up shots of the colour flowers in your garden - beautiful :)


Monday 7th of April 2014

I would love to grow veggies in my garden but with 2 dogs and 2 cats this is not an option for me :-(


Sunday 6th of April 2014

I really want to start growing our own fruit and veg - it would be amazing to be self sufficient! :)

Emma Tales of a Greenwood

Sunday 6th of April 2014

So nice to grow things yourself, what a great sense of satisfaction. For the last few years we have planted lettuce and rocket seeds, and saved so much money growing and picking our own, all sourer for about £2. What a bargain!


Saturday 5th of April 2014

What a wonderful garden. We would love to get into growing our own- as soon as the children stop uproots our meagre efforts to date!


Saturday 5th of April 2014

Your comment made me smile - the tot is 3 this year so he has been band from mud pies - only allowed sand pies from now on!! Surely he is old enough?? The aim is to quickly fill his earth supply of containers with veg and hope he respects them!

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