My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Just noticed…

I haven’t spent much time in my own home garden for about 3 weeks now since my late grandparents house became empty and the garden needed seeing to and some house jobs too. This is nearly finished now and I managed to get 8 plants in this morning as it wasn’t raining (we’ve had torrential rain on and off here for a few days now) but the soil was sodden.

I have been leaving my garden stuff at the house to save me constantly transporting which is fine but I could have done with my garden wellies just now. We have plenty of everything else.

I decided to do a quick tidy up here as firstly it needed it to prepare for winter and I like to start early as I often don’t get finished and also we have been given weather warnings of severe gale force winds for tomorrow. Therefore I wanted to chop some things back to prevent wind rock.

As I was doing this I noticed a pretty pale pink Achillea in flower I wanted to show you.

Also a new Rose mum bought this summer has new buds on it

Lastly a bit different to normal but I’ve been doing a 7 day photography nature challenge on Facebook, each day posting a picture and nominating a friend to do the same. I’ve been challenging myself to post pictures I haven’t previously included on my blog. Here is today’s from my late grandparents garden:


Autumn flowering bulbs

My friend gave me a pack of Peacock orchid bulbs for my birthday in February and the first one is now flowering- isn’t it pretty.

Also I noticed our autumn flowering crocus is now flowering. It’s a strange plant with flowers only at the moment and no leaves 

September 2017 in my garden 

A new month and it’s definitely autumnal but I don’t mind. I think autumn is a pretty season of the year with leaves going orange, yellow and red.

I have a few plants currently in flower which I haven’t posted before .

Chelone and Rudbeckia Goldstrum 

An unusual later flowering foxglove and maybe even a peranniel – I hope so 


Updates to my late grandparents garden 

Anyone who knows me or has been following my blog for a year will know that 2016 was mainly spent  organising my late grandparents house being updated and the garden completely relandscaped ready to rent out. 

Here is a link to the ‘before and after’ blog post about The relandscaping of the garden .

Nearly a year on and the tenants have movdc out and we’ve got a little time to get the house ready again for some new tenants. The grass was pretty well looked after apart from many places the dog weed on! They have reseeded many of the areas and it is growing back fairly well. However, the flower borders were full of weeds some of which I’ve never seen before and a number of plants have died.

One of the saddest plants I’ve lost is the Euonymus which was in my late grandparents garden before all the work was done and I had transplanted in the new garden.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of what is growing there at the moment and my fantastic weed (first picture – at least I think it’s a weed or it’s loosestrife but it’s gone now) with my fancy garden wellies.

Evening primrose that I didn’t plant but looks quite pretty so I’ve left it there.

Prettt blue hydrangea flower 

Golden Rod – cutting from our garden but much taller than mine at home!

Photenia Red robin I think

The brightest plant in the garden – potentilla but a shrub variety 

Wordless Wednesday- hollyhock 

Wordless Wednesday- Rudbeckia Goldstrum

Apologies for the earlier blank blog. Hope this works better 

Happy Friday 

Just a little picture of a summer flowering container with what I think of as a happy flower – the gerbera – apparently a peranniel one who lives in the greenhouse in winter just in case! And a lovely fuschia.

Wordless Wednesday- new delphiniums 

Wordless Wednesday 

My cute little wooden wheelbarrow with yellow petunias

August in my garden 

I can’t believe it’s August already, this year is flying by! The garden is growing well along with the weeds, due in part to so much rain! This is making it challenging to get much gardening done and I have a list of plants to be moved and still some to be planted out from the greenhouse. Anyway, I have much to choose from in regards to what’s currently flowering so here goes: 

Half hardy Fuchsia in my little owl planter. I usually buy a small plug plant in summer for this planter and a pansy or ornamental cabbage in winter. 

New Echinacea Cheyenne and Penstamen Apple Blossom bought at Tatton flower show recently 

Sweetpeas still going strong 

New Rose Dorothy House flowering well 

Zinnia grown from seed

New Gallardia also bought at Tatton flower show

Rose Hot Chocolate 

Rose Cranford