113. How Does Your Garden Grow?

poppies

poppies

Hanging baskets

Hanging baskets

HANGING BASKETS

HANGING BASKETS

HANGING BASKETS

HANGING BASKETS

Ah it's Summer in Grandads garden and the hanging baskets are full to bursting. Roses are blooming and colour is everywhere. It's one of those garden that's impressive even in the depths of Winter but Summer just elevates things to a whole different level. Rows of marigolds give oranges, roses give pinks, hydrangeas give purples, poppies give reds and the veggie patch gives all the green one could ever need.

This week, as you'll find when you scroll down, we came across a nest in a tree. Not a very tall tree, a simple chair was enough to raise me to eye level. Now you might be thinking 'Awwww sweet baby birds!' well yes - and no. Baby pigeons. They are much bigger than you would think, on average the mother only lays two eggs, and two babies we found. Big and well, let's just say they have the sort of features that only a mother could love. Oh you'll see what  I mean.

Another highlight of Grandad's garden this week was the wild sweet-peas.  I came across some in the forest this week too, amazing how they just grow, rampantly along the ground and yes, they smell just as lovely as the variety you grow. Enough of me waffling on, here's how Grandad's garden looks this week, let's start in the vegetable garden, and if you look closely you can spot a raspberry stealing Ozzy, fruit bushes seems to magnetize small children with grubby faces...

vegetable garden

vegetable garden

onions

onions

roses

roses

roses

roses

fancy daisies

fancy daisies

FANCY DAISIES

FANCY DAISIES

hydrangea

hydrangea

Passionflower

Passionflower

margiolds

margiolds

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Poppies

Poppies

Pink poppies

Pink poppies

WILD SWEETPEAS

WILD SWEETPEAS

Feral pigeon

Feral pigeon

Photo of baby pigeons

Photo of baby pigeons

PHOTO OF BABY PIGEONS

PHOTO OF BABY PIGEONS

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, some faves include: Allotment love here and here, wild flowers, flowers of civic pride, the bright colours of California and Mr McGregor's Garden.

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