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20.06.2018- Summer Garden Snaps

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

In spite of the perils which come with hayfever season, over the last couple of weeks I’ve really been enjoying getting back out in the garden and spending some time on a few new growing projects. The older I get, the more I’m starting to realise that my spiritual home is actually the garden centre (heaven on earth, am I right?!), and it’s always really rewarding to see things flourishing, especially after the long winter. I always tend to forget just how calming it is to spend time outside too- and any patch of green can be a real oasis of peace and quiet, well worth cultivating to counteract the chaos of Monday to Friday life:  

A new addition to the garden this year comes in the shape of these Delphiniums! Growing them from seed last year was something of a futile effort, so picking up a nursery plant has been an investment well made, especially given that it hasn’t really needed much maintenance apart from a good drink of water every now and then. Even better than that, it’s a real favourite of the bees too, much like the perennial Cornflowers and newly planted pink Veronica which is sitting at home wonderfully in a pot after making it back from the garden centre at the weekend. Other planting projects which I’ve got on the go include some more bee friendly favourites, incorporating a wild seed mix which was free from Burt’s Bees, and some Chives- multipurpose marvels! With more practical growing in mind, I’m also pleased as punch to report that my tomato plant is bearing fruit- honestly I don’t think I’ve been prouder of anything! 

Are you getting green-fingered this summer? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

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