11. How does your garden grow? (7)

Lupins
Lupins

Welcome, welcome once more to How does your garden grow? It's been a lovely hot week and I've been dying to show you since taking these snaps at the weekend - just look how Grandad's veggie patch has changed in the past 3 weeks...

Vegetable Garden
Vegetable Garden

Isn't  it looking great? Everything is growing at a rate of knots now - impressive stuff me thinks. Maybe one day, when I have more patience, or when blogging is extinct *breaks out in cold sweats* - then I'll have the time and inclination to grow my own and keep it tended to. In the meantime I'm going to just stare at his.

You recall how I bigged up how I was going to get my arse into gear and get some plants this week? Well I haven't, I am total gardening failure at the moment, if anyone asks I'm blaming the BritMums blogging conference that's at the weekend as  distracting me. I'll be taking part in a couple of the sessions and have been furiously* writing notes and practising my public speaking.

*lazily, at leisure

And so this week I have more garden snaps from Grandads, like these salad leaves...

Salad leaves
Salad leaves

and these bright blooms...

Pink blooms
Pink blooms

and these lantern-style blooms that festoon a tree (which Grandma did tell me the name for but I have now totally forgotten). Shame on me.

Lanterns
Lanterns

Elsewhere flowers in abundance, even the cactus has managed to pop a couple open for the arrival of Summer. And naturally there's a bit of everyones fave, the peony.

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Cactus flowers
Cactus flowers
Peonies
Peonies
Looking to the greenhouse
Looking to the greenhouse
Hanging basket
Hanging basket

There seems to be such colours everywhere I go at the moment and I'm finding that makes me feel far more positive about everything in my day to day life, the power of plants ey? Now I must dash off, I have an appointment to get BUY SUCCULENTS tattooed on the inside of my eyelids so I don't forget to pull my finger out and get my hands dirty next week...

Thanks to everyone who joined in and shared their love of gardens last week, I loved them all - especially Randomnest's pallet planter full of succulents, Damson Lane's wild flowers, Claudia's vibrant yellow walls accentuating her plants, Mrs Foxes roses and the photographs from Helvetica Handmade's time at Tatton Park gardens. I hope you are making the most of this jolly glorious weather *touches wood quickly* and enjoying gardens, both your own and others x