Monday, 16 May 2016

Garden Newbies


Thanks for joining me this morning and for all those kind messages you've been leaving.

The glorious spring sunshine plus the odd drizzly moment has made the garden explode into greenness.

Going away from primroses and bluebells, we've reached the lily of the valley and wild strawberry stage with a few geraniums and petunias thrown in. The bracken is even starting to uncurl.

Baby plantwise it's all go. Tomatoes look like tomatoes, chillies are stretching up, chocolate mint is expanding, bean leaves look like sails and the chocolate habeneros are taking shape.

The 'white's are still unrecognisable and the eucomis is peeking up from under the soil.

We've also noticed that the local bees are quite thirsty. No sooner do we turn the hose on then 20-30 bees buzz along to have a drink.

Exciting stuff!

Bye for now


  1. Hello, lovely flowers and beautiful colors. Your veggie garden is growing nicely. I can not wait to have some home grown tomatoes. Happy Sunday, have a great new week ahead!

    1. Home grown tomatoes taste so much better don't they. It will be quite a while till ours are ready though. :-)

  2. Things are coming along nicely now in the garden. You have some lovely blooms and seedlings too. Lots to look forward to over the next few weeks. I've spent ages weeding over the last few days, they always seem to spread and grow higher and stonger in our garden than the actual flowers and shrubs:)

    1. I think the trick is to look at the weeds in a different way as wildflowers, good for the wildlife!

  3. Happy days in the garden, I love the thought of the bees drinking!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

  4. Wonderful to see what is coming up and into flower and growth!