Our back yard is very small but it is perfectly formed and is a beautiful place to sit in the sunshine with the baby and the cat and chill out.
|Mummy, baby, kitty and lappy!|
|Lots and lotsa SPUDS!|
We didn’t want to use a potato growing bag this year and have no earth to plant in so we decided to use an old green storage box. This was our inspiration to re-vamp the shed into a brighter version of its already lovely self!
Strawbs and razzers adorn our pretty pots…
We also have lots of herbs growing in our little greenhouse, some teeny asparagus and rocket. Unfortunately something ate my sunflower and pea seeds this year.
You will note the large amount of ‘forget me knots’ and small cups of sweet syrup planted next to our veg. These are because we don’t like to share our ‘grub’ (geddit???) with the local wildlife i.e. slugs, snails. The weed like flowers distract smaller insects from the veg, but the syrup helps to whittle out what the forget me knots cannot!
We are far from being self-sufficient but it really is a lovely sun trap of a place to sit!
This year, so far our plants and flowers seem to be blooming beautifully…
A rose bush and our dearly departed’s mirror…
Thanks so much for reading: How does your garden grow?