77. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Succulents at The Eden Project
Succulents at The Eden Project

Morning! This is the edition of HDYGG that almost didn’t happen. My daughter Kitty was rushed to hospital in an ambulance on Tuesday and after a couple of days of xrays and oxygen masks was given the all clear to come home, along with two lots of antibiotics.  It’s been an unbelievably stressful few days but I’m happy to report that she’s feeling a bit perkier and finally managing to eat something.

I almost didn’t manage to get this post done this week because I’ve been looking after Kitty for the past 6 days, however last night I lit a fire and sat down to pick some photos for it and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, we all need a little ‘me’ time I think. This weeks photos are a mixed bag, some from grandad’s garden, some from The Lost Gardens of Heligan and some from The Eden Project.

Above: Baby mouse in an old tree stump
Above: Baby mouse in an old tree stump

Sorry that photo should have come with a cute alert klaxon warning shouldn’t it? This little fellow was spotted in a rotting tree stump in grandad’s garden this week. So young his eyes hadn’t even opened. He wasn’t alone, he was however the only one to jump out of the stump, I picked him up and popped him back in, packing in the hole he appeared from with some loose rotting

wood chips. He was on a bit of a mission to climb back out though so I have no idea how he fared. Below is a glimpse into the world of grandad. He spends ages every year raking up leaves. there is a big copse at the end of their back garden and the trees in it are huge – I must try to remember to show you a photo of his insanely large compost heaps sometime!

Above: Grandads wheelbarrow of Β fallen leaves
Above: Grandads wheelbarrow of Β fallen leaves

And from the Lost Gardens of Heligan… I wish I knew more about this wall, what the arches are for and are those some sort of bee hives? Does anyone have an idea?

Above: At the Lost Gardens of Heligan I loved this wall, I wish I knew more about it and what those arches were for. Does anyone have an idea?
Above: At the Lost Gardens of Heligan I loved this wall, I wish I knew more about it and what those arches were for. Does anyone have an idea?
Above: The Thunderbox Room - if ever a room needed a floral touch, this is it!
Above: The Thunderbox Room – if ever a room needed a floral touch, this is it!
Above: Tiny baby mouse, his eyes hadn't opened
Above: Tiny baby mouse, his eyes hadn’t opened
Above:Garden envy at the Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Above:Garden envy at the Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Above: Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Above: Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Above: Shed inspiration that The Eden Project
Above: Shed inspiration that The Eden Project

And finally, at it’s Halloween tomorrow….

Above: Gourdgeous!
Above: Gourdgeous!
Above: Gardens of Heligan's 'Heligan Harvest' display
Above: Gardens of Heligan’s ‘Heligan Harvest’ display

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: An Autumnal collection, beautiful blooms from Bergen, Iona’s new allotment and an update on how Emma has been getting on with her allotment,  more apples than you can shake a peeler at and a garden with a bus in it

I’m really looking forward to sitting down tonight in front of the fire for a peaceful read of the posts joining in – and Happy Halloween! <insert evil cackle here>. And an extra prize of imaginary cream cakes for anyone who can ‘Spot the Difference’ this week, something has changed – but what ?!

Manneskjur



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