Summer in the Garden

Summer in the Garden

Before we moved into our current home the houses we lived in had small to medium sized gardens (I’m pretty certain you couldn’t swing a cat around our first garden!), but the garden here is much larger than we have been used in the ten years we’ve been together. It’s also a well established garden which we are not allowed to alter much, and flowers keep popping up as if out of nowhere at random times of the year, which makes for a lovely surprise.

Summer in the Garden

Summer in the Garden

Summer in the Garden

The kids adore the garden – there’s plenty of space for them to run around, and there are bushes and trees dotted around which make for great ‘hide and seek’ spots. There is a part of the garden that is semi enclosed which M calls his ‘secret garden’ – and it’s a great area for bug hunting.

Summer in the Garden Collage

Summer in the garden resized

The garden was incredibly overgrown when we moved in and it’s been hard slog getting it down to how it looks now (with a lot of help from my green fingered mother), but I know it’s still nowhere near it’s full potential. At the moment we seem to be permantly mowing the lawn or weed pulling – the nettles along the hedge seem to grow back at an alarming rate. But we will get there, it might just take a while.

 

I’m linking up with Jess from Mummy of Boy Girl Twins and Caro from The Twinkle Diaries for thir HomeEtc blog hop

 

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. 10th June 2015 / 8:56 am

    It’s looking magnificent though, it must feel worth the hard work. Our garden is tiny and it was the sacrifice I made to move to our new house, although I didn’t look after the bigger one myself, so that’s been a learning curve ha! I love that the children can play and have loads of room to do whatever they want xx

    • Catherine
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      12th June 2015 / 7:27 am

      Thanks Lisa – I really like what you have shown of your garden too. It must be nice to be able to choose what you want to plant – we have to get permission from the landlord if we want to make any changes, and that can take a while as they live abroad. Xxx

  2. 10th June 2015 / 1:20 pm

    It is a fab garden for you and your family! I agree – ours (a medium sized country garden) was hard work to maintain and I’ve found it psychically so tough to keep up! However you have a great start and some beautiful flowers in there. Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for linking up again lovely lady – much appreciated. Jess x #HomeEtc

    • Catherine
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      12th June 2015 / 7:23 am

      Thanks Jess, maintaining the garden can feel never ending, can’t it – but worth it. Xxx

  3. 10th June 2015 / 5:37 pm

    It’s beautiful — you’ve got some lovely flowers! I absolutely love gardening; it’s hard work but lovely to watch things change over the seasons. Looking forward to seeing more! Thanks so much for linking up — we really do appreciate it #HomeEtc

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • Catherine
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      12th June 2015 / 7:21 am

      Thanks Caro, I love gardening too – although my plant knowledge isn’t extensive and I’m sure I’ve weeded things that aren’t weeds, and left plants in that are actually weeds! xxx

  4. 11th June 2015 / 10:03 am

    There is always more to do in a garden and you have new ideas about different things, but it seems to me as though your garden is already looking beautiful and well on the way to where you want it to be! xx

    • Catherine
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      12th June 2015 / 7:19 am

      Thanks Amy, the garden is lovely. It’s nice to see the different flowers that pop up here and there.

  5. 12th June 2015 / 8:09 pm

    It looks lovely! I would dearly love a garden that went around my house – we’re in a terrace, and it’s all very long and narrow… I never really get on top of weeds, just try and manage them a bit!

    • Catherine
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      13th June 2015 / 7:34 am

      Haha – I doubt I will ever get on top of the weeds! That day will never come. xxx

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