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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Growing a Garden

Thank you for your lovely and helpful comments on my last post, it's nice to know I'm going in the right direction.

As today is such a beautiful sunny day (after quite a few wet and chilly ones) I thought I should venture into the garden and see how the rain has helped things grow.

I planted some Alium bulbs last autumn (amongst others), they're past their best now, but are still eye-catching.





We have quite a few tubs filled with flowers, gradually starting to get more colour.



Good to see the Dahlias thriving, isn't the yellow magnificent...




These Pinks have been with us a few years now. Still giving us beautiful blooms though getting a bit straggly.





The plant at the bottom of the picture below is Basil given to us by our American friend when she was here... it gives lovely Basil...





We have a few vegetables growing in our raised beds. After losing most of our carrots to the horrible slugs and snails, we seem to be OK now.




The peas have pods!



As they can be rather unwieldy and our space is limited, we planted the Courgette and Cucumber seeds in pots. They both appear to be thriving



Tomato too



This was our bird bath. I'm afraid the birds just weren't brave enough to use it with our 3 little Chihuahuas and 2 cats. As the garden isn't very big, I don't like to waste space, so holes were drilled and seeds were planted.


The dog kennel has been brightened up with a new friend (fortunately this one doesn't need walking or feeding). The dogs gave it a sniff, then promptly proceeded to ignore it.


I think it's rather cute.


That was little tour of our small space. Im hoping in another month so, the colours will be spilling out everywhere.

I think Mitzi approves, Im sure she's trying to smile for the camera.




Take care
xxx




















25 comments:

  1. Thankyou for the tour around your garden everything is looking lovely, brilliant idea with the bird bath xxx

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping it'll start growing over the sides xx

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  2. I enjoyed looking round your garden and yes Mitzi certainly looks like she is trying to smile x

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  3. Your gardens look lovely. So much colour! Mitzi is adorable.

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping it will start to bloom more as we go into July xx

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  4. You've got lots of lovely things growing in your garden and I love your doggy planter. My alliums disappeared so I planted some more last year and they've been beautiful, they're looking similar to yours though now but even when they've finished flowering and just have seedheads, they still look good.

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  5. Looks like everything is coming along nicely. I just came inside after planing some cucumbers and zucchini.

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    1. We had a few cucumbers last year so hopefully it'll be good again this year xx

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  6. Really beautiful flowers growing and good for you with the vegetables.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. Your garden looks really great! So many wonderful things growing. Love your new doggy friend, so cute!!

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  8. I loved the dog planter, made me smile. Clever idea to recycle the bird bath. You certainly have a very colourful garden.

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  9. Looking lovely, love alliums and I did the same with our identical bird bath....think the birds here must get wet enough!!! Pouring here again..so want to get out loads to do but just too wet for now.

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    1. We've been lucky that most of our rain has been during the night xx

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  10. Hello Cheryl - you have a very pretty garden. I liked the way you planted up the bird bath - it will be lovely when all the flowers bloom, and I'm sure the birds don't mind too much!
    What a pretty little cat your Mitzi is too - she certainly looks as though she enjoyed her day in the garden, too.
    Have a lovely week - let's hope the rain stops soon!!
    Lynda.

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    1. Thank you, let's hope we have a lovely summer xx

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  11. Your garden is looking lovely :) I absolutely love your doggie planter <3 your having much more success with your veg than me...the war is on with slugs n snails haha x

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    1. So far we've only lost the carrots, hope you win your war xx

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  12. Your flowers are lovely! You make me want to plant more in pots. I sowed a pack of Cosmos in the garden this morning. I love your doggie planter, and the kitty looks very sweet.

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  13. Such beautiful flowers Cheryl! I think I love the Alium the best! They are so unique. I missed your hydrangea post and have just scrolled through it as well. They are a lifelong favorite of mine. Yours are absolutely gorgeous. I have to say though... Mitzi is my true favorite of all the things you are growing ;-)
    Be blessed my dear,
    Danette

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  14. Good idea planting up the bird table so you still get some use from it, and some colour too,
    I think the new dog has a very sweet face.
    Lisa x

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