Jul 06 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 20 comments

Meadow in colour

Hi Chris – the meadow patch is blooming!! There are delicate flowers every where and more to come….. I know there are weeds in between the flowers, but thats a meadow, right? I know there are alyssums, nasturtiums, cosmos but no real flowers yet, there are phlox and marigolds and others I need help with. Take a look at how nice it looks now! It needs some sort of styling, but at […]

Jun 21 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 6 comments

Winter in my garden

I have to say that I was dreading winter – but there have been some really warm days and the rainy days have been spent indoors with a warm fire and always some seeds to plant on the back deck. I want to show you what’s been going on in my garden, especially in the back where the new meadow is growing so beautifully. I am really enjoying my garden and the […]

May 25 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 15 comments

Meadow in May

I am so excited to see the carpet of Meadow green is now flowering – that is so quick! It seems like yesterday when I scattered a bunch of Winter Mix meadow seeds onto my bleak back garden patch. There are so many different varieties of plants that I will only know what is what when they start blooming. I am not worried about the weeds because Mother Nature doesn’t either. I […]

May 14 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 9 comments

Seed collection development

The plan for this month of May is to get all my seeds planted for the winter garden. I have an array of seeds that I have collected, swopped, and bought. Slowly I will be only sowing my very own seeds, but for now I am still researching and experimenting with various supplies. I started off with store bough commercial seeds from a well-known supplier. The only problem I have is that […]

May 13 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 9 comments

Meadow brief

The Flowering Meadow is coming on nicely and all I have done in the last two weeks has been ….. nothing! We have had consistent rains and this has done wonders for my garden. The chickens have been a bit too happy scratching around here, so I have to keep an eagle eye on them. But here, you can see the development. I bought a Winter Mix of meadow flower seeds and […]

May 05 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 9 comments

Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in May

Harvest Day in May 2012

Welcome to our fifth Garden Bloggers Harvest Day this 5th day of May 2012. Our Two Gardens are in a change of season mode and being faithful to nature, we are preparing our gardens for the new growth ahead. So the sowing and the harvesting of seeds are the topic of discussion. We can officially declare summer over and the Autumn short! We are looking past all the fallen leaves and dead branches and, just by […]

Apr 27 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Perenniels, | 6 comments

Back garden highlighted

Hi Chris, I have been busy with planting and cleaning and creating and just enjoying the back area of my garden. I know that I have these silent moments where no one knows where I am and what I’m up to – even my hubby looks for me…… I am in my garden. I have become very close to my garden again, now that the time has come to reawaken and refresh […]

Apr 25 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 13 comments

Meadow update

Hi Chris, remember my back garden meadow I want to create? I spread the seeds at the beginning of April and the last two weeks I have taken photos of the progress. I am still not sure what flowers will come out so it will be fun to see how the whole area will develop. I can recognise marigolds and that’s about it! Oh yes – I also see clover and a […]

Apr 15 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 14 comments

April in two gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

This month we have finally experienced the big cool down, but the hot days still linger on this day, 15 April for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. We have had heavy down pours, then sweltering heat, then the big chill! It is not uncommon to have 4 seasons in one day this time of year, so this can cause havoc in the garden. Let’s see what’s blooming in our gardens…… Here’s what’s blooming […]

Mar 29 2012 by in Annuals, Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 17 comments

My garden in Autumn

My lovely little field of Anemones

I’ve been working my way through a lengthy list of Things to Do in the garden – none of which I will bore you with here. You know the drill … cut back, tidy, dead head, prune, chop, feed, mulch, plan, re-pot, plant, prepare … and then still lots more to do. One of the advantages of all this activity is that cutting back the tired summer growth seems to bring the […]