i {heart} gardening

One of the few things that I make sure I get time to do (when I’ve ‘finished’ my work) is to play in my garden. There are few things that keep me as happy as my nice little garden, all colourful and pretty in the summertime. So I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’ve been doing in my garden so far this year.

Last year, we discovered (the hard way) that our leylandii fence was seriously wrecking the soil on that side of the yard, so all of the veg that we had near it died. We decided that this year, we would extend our initial veg patch, which isn’t near the horrible leylandii, so that we could grow a little more. This is what we came up with.


My little veg patch and the ‘Narnia lamp post’.


This is the new part of the garden.

Doesn’t look like much, I know, but keep in mind – we rent at present, and so don’t want to put too much into our gardening endeavours. Please ignore the nasty white stuff – our soil is pretty rubbish, so we spend a lot of time trying to get nutrients into it!

And this is the other reason I’m looking forward to time in my garden this summer:


Between store points and a sale, we managed to pick this up for a song, and I am looking forward to many relaxing cups of coffee outside this summer! One down, at least 250 to go! Coffee and a book… all summer??DSC_6126

Can’t wait for summer to finally be here. Right now, I’m loving all the little sprouts that are just starting to come up (that’s a peony – first year having them – one of my two favourites!) I have some carrots and lettuce coming up as well, and my camellia is just starting to bloom. Loving the gardening so far!

And here’s a little idea of what I’ve got in mind for the rest of the summer! Would love to hear your gardening plans for the summer, too!




5 thoughts on “i {heart} gardening

  1. I love your garden. It’s very nice to see that someone loves what they do. One of my goals in life is to have my own home and have a garden in my backyard that is not too big, but not two small. I’m happy to see you do this. Please post updates on your blog about your garden, I would really like to know how well it turns out.

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