103. How Does Your Garden Grow?

the beginnings of an Auricula theatre

the beginnings of an Auricula theatre

It's a bit of a 'Granny San' double whammy this week, with photos today coming from my mums garden and the first post in the 'Grower Spaces' series being about her tomorrow. Oh yes, Granny San is my mum ( totally assume everyone knows these things only to realize they don't!). A big thanks to everyone who has been in touch about being featured for Growing Spaces, there's some fine people so far involved and that makes me super excited!

Last weekend I was in my mums garden and I couldn't believe how much has changed ( I always say that I know ). Do you remember the big but tightly shut peony in the HDYGG post two weeks ago? Well I went back to find it fully blooming, if not slightly past it's prime of blooming. The day after visiting my mum emailed me to tell me that the rain had hammered down overnight and all the petals had fallen of it - I'm feeling rather lucky to have caught it when I did.

peony

peony

peony

peony

Lamprocapnos spectabilis - bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis - bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' - white bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' - white bleeding heart

wallflowers

wallflowers

Lamium purpureum - deadnettle

Lamium purpureum - deadnettle

auriculas on homemade garden shelving

auriculas on homemade garden shelving

auriculas on homemade garden shelving

auriculas on homemade garden shelving

all manner of vintage goodies - vintage plant sprayer, pots, book and Bovril box

all manner of vintage goodies - vintage plant sprayer, pots, book and Bovril box

I love this bread bin planter that my mum potter up this week. She was given it for free at a car boot sale because the rim round the bottom had gone. There'll be more of this sort of inspiration in the first Grower Spaces post tomorrow so do come back or subscribe so as not to miss it.

bread bin planter inspiration

bread bin planter inspiration

ranunculus line the  path

ranunculus line the  path

Succulents

Succulents

Succulents

Succulents

Succulent

Succulent

And when I left my mum picked a little lily of the valley for me to take home - it's sat on my desk smelling gorgeous all week. Just goes to show that you don't need to spend money on big showy flowers  when simple ones straight from the garden do just as good a job.

lily-of-the-valley

lily-of-the-valley

Before I forget IMPORTANT NEWS! Next week I am away on my hols and How Does Your Garden Grow? will be hosted in my absence over at Gemma Garners blog.  I'll schedule some tweets to remind people! 

I'll also apologize now to anyone joining in later this week for HDYGG as I leave tomorrow night and will be offline all week - if you are joining in late I won't be able to read or share your post until I return on Sunday 17th May. Just so you know I'm not being a massive grump.

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: Lovely April blooms,  a old post office garden, Doris getting to know the 50mm macro lens, beautiful UK gardens at Standen and Osborne House and how can I forget the week when the French invaded (ish)  here, here and here!

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