We had a chore that really needed doing this week and that was tidying the garden. If you had seen it last weekend, you would have been disgusted. It involved a couple of round trips to the dump and some major plant buying.
Unfortunately I let hubby buy all the plants and he came back with a carful of bedding plants and not one plant that will come out annually. However, the bedding plants he picked were pretty and made a big difference.
This is my flower box at the front of my house, which is blossoming beautifully. I wish I could take credit for this one, but my dad actually planted these.
My girls really enjoyed helping with the planting and seem to have a flair for it. I think it has a lot to do with their lovely teacher this year who is a keen gardener and responsible for the school gardens. You will often find her taking the children out to do a bit of gardening.
It turned into a lovely family activity and really made the garden look a lot more pleasant. The children actually want to play in it now, much to the annoyance of my cranky new neighbours.
I actually don't mind making hanging baskets, I find it very therapeutic and love to watch them bloom over the coming months. Though we had a bit of a disaster after this picture was taken. The girls went to pick up the baskets and dropped the lot and I had to remake them with some rather battered plants.
I am interested as to whether any of the book blogging world are actually secret gardeners!
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