13. How does your garden grow? (9)

Roses touching the sky
Roses touching the sky

Morning! I don't know about you but where I live it's been a weird sort of grey skied, muggy sort of week with moments of blinding sunshine one minute and the next drizzly rain. I may not know what's going on with the weather but I do know that it's making everything grow rather fast! We were over at Grandma and Grandads for Sunday lunch this week, week I think we all know by now means one thing - photos of Grandads garden time...

Passionflower
Passionflower
Grandad Saurus's veggie plot
Grandad Saurus's veggie plot

Once again I am blown away by how fast the veggie garden is growing and I'm not the only one. Kitty has spied fully formed, yet still green raspberries and is most excited. Each year as soon as the raspberries are ready she disappears into the garden under the guise of 'playing', which of course is sitting under the raspberry bushes helping herself, usually with the outcome of looking a bit like Hannibal Lecter post dinner time.

Now I have no idea what the pink flowers below are, just that they are planted all around the edge of the metal container which holds the compost. I thought they looked quite dainty, especially against the greeny metal.

blooms
blooms
sweet peas
sweet peas

The one highlight of the gardening year for me is Sweet Peas, I love them, I love that Grandad grows them and I love that he picks me little bouquets of them when I come round. This year Grandads planted some different-to-usual ones that were given to him and word is that they are not like the usual sweet peas, he thinks the weather this year may have affected them. I know nothing. I wouldn't even know how to plant sweet peas if they bit me on my arse. I do know however that they are just delicate perfection.

blooms
blooms
Pretty garden flowers
Pretty garden flowers

I love how there are so many colours in the garden at the moment, each one helping the others to stand out a little more.

Child picking raspberries
Child picking raspberries
Grandad Saurus's veggie plot
Grandad Saurus's veggie plot

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blooms
blooms
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Everywhere you go in Grandads garden you see Marigolds. They line the veggie plot, the borders, everything. Hundreds have been planted this year and they may not be as glamourous as filly peonies but I think they have a charm of their own.

marigolds
marigolds
blooms
blooms
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Peony frilly bloom
Peony frilly bloom

I apologise now for the amount of photos for this post this week but I just couldn't bear to leave any of them out. There's so much beauty around at the moment and it  gives me a real thrill to photograph it. I'm hoping to take Ozzy over to the Isle of Wight to English Heritages Osborne House in the next week so I suspect there may be rather fancy garden photos next week from there. I read that Queen Victoria once said "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot". 

And thank you again to everyone joining in and sharing their gardens each week,  it's just the most relaxing and happy time of the week for me sitting  reading and seeing how natures unfolding for you.

Faves last week included: lovely salad leaves, fantastic pallet garden shelving, a lovely garden to sit in, Mr Kiplings garden and the wild look.