88. How Does Your Garden Grow?
Regular joiners-in will recognise instantly where this weeks HDYGG photos come from, my Mother's garden. I always LOVE visiting my mums garden (and my mum of course - hi mum!) Because she lives in Gloucestershire and I in the New Forest, I don't ever get to just 'pop over' to say hello and have a quick cuppa. It also means that I don't see her garden often, maybe once a month if I am lucky. Therefore it's always changed noticeably from visit to visit and everytime I get to re-explore it and see new things that have been added and that have grown.
I am rather taken with these 'fake' flowers and as you can see my mum has been feeding the birds and has plans to make a DIY squirrel / pigeon proof feeder where the outer cage is an up-turned hanging basket. My mum's also been getting creative, making shelving from old ladders, cut in half and bolted together in a triangle shape for the frame, with scaffold board as the shelves. I might do this myself, as we've an abundance of scaffold boards here, and paint it cream.
Elsewhere in the garden...
I hadn't heard of Snowflakes before. A sort of huge Snowdrop this one stood about 10 inches tall.
And finally these were shown to me in the garden, though technically not garden items I thought you would like them. Old three penny bits.
I love looking at objects that have been around for early 100 years like these. Inevitably I end up wondering how many hands have held them, what they bought in their time and how I wish they could speak! I feel really sad when I hear people dismissing 'old' things.
I've borrowed some interesting vintage gardening books from my mum which I might well share next week, but I head off to Kenya tomorrow so you never know I may come back with a few African garden shots if I am really lucky, though somehow I doubt.
NB: don't feel obliged to use the badge - and talking of which I guess I should really make a more Spring-like one soon! *excited face*