Wednesday 5 August 2009

A peek at my Garden!!

Well I don't have the biggest or greatest garden in the world as I had to make it child friendly so that it wouldn't harm them (or they wouldn't harm it!) but I do have a couple of features which I managed to sneak in which I though they wouldn't be able to destroy and I thought I would share them with you!!

My back garden
This is basically the back garden which is mainly paving slabs and a huge 12 by 10 shed but I do have a border down the left hand side which I put flower plants in yearly.


Petunias.( I also have some daisies, tagetes and dahlias in too but didn't take photos of them all!!

my rockery
This is the main feature of my back rockery. I love rockeries and really wanted to have one when we bought the house so made a low wall out of concrete blocks and then took my shovel out on some long walks over the fields to dig up some nice looking rocks. It is 12 years since this first went up and has only started looking goo in the last couple of years so if you decide to do something like this you will need patience.

my front garden
My front garden is also quite low maintenance but I love my bird table and birdbath. Living in the country i get quite an assortment of birds visiting and we sometimes have rabbits, squirrels, hedghogs, bats and we even hear the foxes too.

All the flower plants that I put in each year are grown by my Mum in her greenhouse which is nice because it means that for a good price we can have a different combination each year and plant plenty to attract the butterflies and bees.. :-) Most of the plants in my garden were either taken from cuttings or grown from seed...I find this much more satisfying than just buying them in the shops even though it does take a little longer to get them established and a little more effort on the gardeners part!!

P.S. forgive me if I have spelt some of the flower names wrong.


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  2. Very nice I bet you had fun planning it :D

  3. Hi Tanya! What a lovely garden! I love to garden myself. I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am that you are following me and I look forward to getting to know you better! I'll follow you, too!

  4. Hi Tanya!
    I think your garden is coming along nicely :)
    We have the same bird stand in our garden - yes, I also live out in the country and it's always a pleasure to have the birdies visit!

    have a great weekend,


    ps - thx for following :)


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