07. How does your garden grow? (4)

GrandadSaurus's Garden
GrandadSaurus's Garden
GrandadSaurus's Garden Greenhouse
GrandadSaurus's Garden Greenhouse
Standing in petals
Standing in petals
Orange Azaleas?
Orange Azaleas?
Blackberries growing
Blackberries growing
Hanging baskets
Hanging baskets
pinks and purples
pinks and purples
Sweetpeas growing
Sweetpeas growing
Garden tap
Garden tap

Another Thursday and another dose of How does your garden grow? it's been a mixed week weather wise, there have been moments where it's been like a scorching August day and others where it's rained for hours non-stop. Frustrating for us but probably ruddy good stuff for our gardens. I must just say a huge thank you to everyone for joining in last week all 26 of you. I especially loved the floral stripesthe tropical feel, this rope swing and  the vintage fireplace. I don't know how you're finding it but I've been feeling so relaxed looking at everyone's smashing gardens - and inspired! I am going to pull my finger out and get planting more!

This week's photos are from Grandad's garden once again. I don't know if you remember his vegetable patch from a fortnight ago but it's growing fast now as you can see...

GrandadSaurus's Vegetable Plot
GrandadSaurus's Vegetable Plot

There was a hair raising moment last week where a rouge pig got in from the Common and had to be chased out, luckily he didn't cause any damage. Last year, after months of planting, tending, weeding and watering the veggie patch 3 big pigs got into the garden and rampaged the entire patch and nearly everything was destroyed - swedes, beans, onions, marigolds, courgettes, leeks, you name it - they ate it.The cunning buggers had naviagted the cattle grid at the front of the house and made themselves at home. I felt so very bad for grandad at the time.

Raspberry bush
Raspberry bush

But now it's in full growing swing, as you can see above raspberry bushes are starting to take shape... ...along with gooseberries and blackberries. Grandma's fruit crumbles in summer are just the best *wipes dribble from corners of mouth*

And now I'll bid you farewell and wish you a happy week in the garden, leaving you with something I was ever so excited to see - the first rose bud of the year that I've come across...

Rosebud
Rosebud

I l-o-v-e roses to bits, when they are in full bloom I have been known to stand with my nose buried in one just sniffing away in a state of actual bliss. In my childhood my best friend Amanda used to collect the fallen rose petals and make them into a sort of rose perfume. I'm going to try that with Kitty this year!