111. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Poppies in an English Country Garden
Poppies in an English Country Garden

Photos this week come from my mums garden, taken a couple of weekends ago. I would have shared them in last week’s HDYGG that Gemma so kindly hosted when I was away at Glastonbury Festival, but when I returned I came down with the lurgy and have been feeling pretty rotten ever since. Still, nothing that some photos of happy gardens won’t remedy!

I’ve huge love for my mum’s garden and at the moment the fenced area is in full swing, with everything between knee and waist height – it’s a brilliant feeling walking through it all. Anyway, enough of the garden coo-ing, take a gander for yourself…

English Country Garden
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
Terracotta pots
Terracotta pots
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
Carnations
Carnations
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Unusual planter
Unusual planter
Summerhouse
Summerhouse

Terracotta pots
Terracotta pots

Below you can see 3 lavender plants – all bought from the same place, all planted at the same time in the same soil, but just look how much better those with deep soil have done!

The difference between growing lavender in a deep pot and a shallow one
The difference between growing lavender in a deep pot and a shallow one
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
Sweet peas
Sweet peas
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
English Country Garden
English Country Garden

A final blast of sweet-pea colour from Grandad’s garden, a posy given to me to take home by Grandma (my mother-in-law). I’ve just moved them from the dining table to next to my computer monitor. It just struck me how often I put flowers when I assume they should go, center of the table for example, when I should perhaps be focusing on putting them where I’ll most appreciate and enjoy them. Blogging and working in the computer today to the scent of sweet-peas – heavenly.

Sweet peas from Grandads garden
Sweet peas from Grandads garden
Mammasaurus


0 replies on “ 111. How Does Your Garden Grow? ”
  1. I love all the pots and other containers that your mum uses as planters. There’s a place on the Isle of Wight which has a whole walkway of chimney pots. I fear they wouldn’t last long in my garden!

    1. Oh no I like the sound of that Ness, I really must get over to the IOW soon. It’s one of those places that’s near and I keep meaning to go but never get round to it!

  2. Ah, now I feel like I’ve been for a stroll in an English country garden 🙂 It all looks so lush and alive, gorgeous. I especially love the watering can planter, and those peonies are divine.

    Thanks for the terracotta hit too, you can never have too much terracotta!

  3. i do love your mum’s garden. and at the moment it looks absolutely beautiful. such soothing colors it has. sorry you haven’t been feeling well. sounds like too much fun was had. big hugs and thank you for linking me up! xx

  4. Your mum’s garden is stunning. I have a small lawn at the front of my house where I would love to create a cottage garden like this. Beautiful photo’s. The difference in the lavender is amazing. I do like the look of the tall pots anyway. Sorry you’ve come back from Glastonbury feeling ill. I hope you are alot better now.

  5. (Yah! Personal achievement. I’ve remembered to link up.) I love your photos. They make me feel like I’ve spent real time in the garden. So colourful and bright. The difference in the lavender plants is amazing. Must check if any of mine need pot upgrades. Hope you’re over the lurgy soon. I always think garden time is a great remedy.

  6. Sorry to hear you have lurgy 🙁 And too poorly to mention food in your comment – it must be serious!! As always, your Mums garden is a delight. You posting those lavender photos has solved my sweet pea mystery. The ones in the smaller pot are looking really scraggly and sickly. Now I know why. Gorgeous purple and red colours together in your first photo and those sweet peas look amazing!

  7. Hope you are feeling better. Just loving those sweet peas, they look beautiful. I’ve been taking posies of them from my allotment neighbour and the smell is amazing. Beautiful summer garden, one of my faves x

  8. I love your Mum’s garden and would love to see it for real. She must work so hard to keep it looking so good. Lovely to see a hydrangea sneaking in there.

  9. Lovely photos! My fave is the last one =)

    I have allergy too and I am sneezing my head out for 2 weeks now. I dont know what to do to make it go away!

  10. Grrrrrr I forgot to check Gemmas blog to see if she was hosting while you were at Glasto, I’m surprised I managed to catch as many links as I did with the time difference. Hope you enjoyed your weekend away and i love the sweet peas, haven’t been able to grow them here yet.

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