How does your garden grow – February 27th
Blimey, it’s been so long since I joined in with How Does Your Garden Grow. I’ve really missed taking part but the house move took all of my time for so long that I didn’t get time to get into the garden.
I was sad to see our old garden all empty after we removed the sheds, sunken seat, waterfall, swings, pots and arches.
It looked so bare but I saw the new tenant the other day (we both lived on the same street, she had a 2 bedroom and needed a 3 bedroom but wanted to stay on the street so it was perfect for her when we moved) and even though she hasn’t got the keys yet, she’s been in the garden making a start on turning it into her own so I don’t think it’s going to stay bare for long 🙂
So onto my new, absolutely fabulous garden!
When I saw the pictures of the garden while checking out houses on Right Move, I instantly fell in love. Ant loved this house for the second toilet and the garage and I loved it for the second toilet and the garden (the second toilet was very important to both of us because it was a nightmare having only one bathroom and 5 people!).
We looked at a lot of houses, obviously, but this was the first one we saw, the one we both instantly loved and the one we then measured all the other houses against.
I’m itching to get out in this garden and get it all tidied and ready for spring but I have so much still to do in the house that has to take priority.
Anyway, enough gassing, (gassing = talking for those not from Derbyshire!) here’s my new garden 🙂
|View from the patio door. Please excuse the big white unit. It’ll be going in one of the sheds or the garage when we get around to making space in one of them!|
|Please also excuse the huge pile of wood. It needs sorting into good and bad wood then storing in the garage or shed when we get around to making space in one of them!|
|Happy to see my spring bu;bs are coming through. They totally lift my mood when I start to get down about the amount of work still to do in the house.|
|All my pots need sorting and homes finding for them.|
|The kids love this massive lawn! We only had a tiny one on the last garden and they were always complaining about not having much room to play because I’d taken up all the space with flowers. They can’t complain now!|
|The greenhouse is being used for storage at the moment and it’s probably going to stay that way for a while longer!
The shed behind it is going to be for my garden stuff. It already has a potting bench 🙂
|This shed is going to be for the bikes and toys but it needs some work doing first because the roof is leaking.|
|Behind the greenhouse is more room for vegetable growing 🙂|
|Don’t you just love the sun shining on these primroses? 🙂|
|Seeing the shining sun and raindrops on these lovely primroses makes for a great start to the day!|
|This is one of my pots that I did last year for winter colour but these cyclamen didn’t last long and I thought they’d died. Obviously not 🙂|
|Yay daffodils. Enough said!|
|Remember when I was so excited about getting a hydrangea last year? Well now I have this one which is still doing great and 2 more in the garden! I’m so excited to see the colours of the flowers 🙂|
|It seems all the spring bulbs I planted worked and are starting to poke through 🙂|
|Spring is nearly here 🙂|
|don’t you just love the apple tree in the lawn? I do and really can’t wait for our first apples! I have visions of the girls sitting under it in the summer, playing dolls or reading, using the branches to shade them from the sun 🙂|
|This is one of the 2 hydrangeas I mentioned earlier. It’s full of buds all starting to open 🙂|
Sorry for the amount of photos, it’s been a long time and there’s a lot to show in my new garden!
I’m linking up with the lovely Annie from Mammasaurus 🙂