170. HDYGG

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Wotcha! Greetings from Chez Spratt, where the slugs are relishing the wet weather and the weeds seem to have found a second wind. I’ll spare you the photos of the slug damage (to my foot that is not the plants – a rather unpleasant late night walking-in-the-garden-barefoot incident *boak*)

At the weekend I visited my mum. It was lovely, as always to be mooching in her garden. This time of the year, when the sun isn’t so glaring and the greens are really really green is my favourite. Greens and terracotta are a new obsession of mine. Move over hydrangeas, mamma’s got a brand new bag!

Enough of my gabbling, here’s how my mother’s garden grows at the moment…

succulents

Carnations, picked up for pence from a store (I want to say B&Q but I’m not 100% sure), they were in a sorry state. But my mum, being savvy, know that if they were re-potted in some good soil and given a bit of love would bounce back – and so they have!

Carnation

terracotta pots

The Summerhouse is looking good, filling up with bits & bobs, it’s going to provide essential storage for the pots and plants that can’t take the frost in the months to come. I’m still madly in love with this structure and I must admit I’ve daydreamed of having such a sanctuary in my own garden many times.

summerhouse

summerhouse

terracotta pots

terracotta pots

The path to the front door is a treasure trove of planters, vintage items, plants, flowers, berries, shelves. It’s the sort of path that looks lovely now, but I can imagine if I had seen this as a young child it would have simply been the most magical thing!

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Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, some faves include: Tanya’s Gin Garden (because y’know GIN), Rosie’s Herb Bed, Eyam Hall Gardens from Ness, Suzanne’s trip down Malverny Memory LaneΒ and Claudia’s hood (she’s in her new home now – huzzah!)

And thanks to my mum for the garden beauty!


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  • Your mum’s garden is somewhere I’d also like to wander, sit down and relax and then wander again. And if it rains in the summerhouse I go! xx

  • It’s always so pretty and so much to see, I really love all the collection of pots, gives me some ideas for my own garden. Really must get some succulents to pretty up the patio.

  • Your Mum’s garden is looking super as always! I must get more creative with my use of containers β€” we have a lot of terracotta pots but not much else. It rained earlier today and I stood on a WHOPPER of a slug in the garden. It was so fat and hard that even though I properly stepped on it, it wasn’t squashed. Urgh! Need Pecker to come back and gobble it up.

  • I do like the sunlight at the moment. A bit rubbish for getting my washing dried but super for photography! I think every time I see your Mum’s garden I spotted something else that catches my eye.

  • love your mums garden although i may have said that quite a few times already. i also love terracotta pots and they are the only containers i can use in the garden, as plastic pots and glazed ones cause the soil to overheat in Dubai and the plants don’t survive.