Friday, 31 August 2012

Flowers in the allotment





Another Green Day with Fiona @ Raindrops and Daisies! Have a look at all the other lovely blogs taking part.

Here are a few snapshots of our increasingly abandoned allotment... the girls are both starting school and nursery next week so I'm hoping I might be able to get out there and start getting it into some kind of order for winter - maybe even make some Autumn sowings, who knows?? 

So far, my little herb patch has been overtaken by the mallow and cleomes I sowed in Spring, but that's fine, because hopefully these little baby thymes and pot marjoram will take their place when they've finished. My dream of having a little plot of fragrance may yet be realised! The lavender hidden amongst them is now two years old and is thriving, soon to be joined by more sown this year.

This year's veg was a complete failure because of the proliferation of slugs in all the rain we've had, they ate EVERYTHING!!! So I'm not sure whether to sow anything this Autumn or just hope for a drier season next year.

The girls love their knackered old trampoline! Behind them you can see the makings of a greenhouse out of old windows Jude's been s l o w l y working on for a friend. Another project thwarted by the rain!


Happy weekending!!

x


18 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! The one with your little swetties on the trampoline is so cute! :)

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  2. So green!!Lovely flowers!!Amazing shots!!The liitle ones are so cute jumping on the trampoline!!Have a wonderful weekend my dear Chloe!Greetings from a hot Athens!!
    Dimi..

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    1. Hi Dimi! Send us some warmth over here please!!

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  3. Lindas fotos e crianças brincando é maravilhoso! beijos,chica

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  4. How pretty to see all those annuals!

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    1. Hi CameraGirl! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  5. Very pretty flowers and your girls are just adorable. I would love to grow the lavender. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi Eileen! Lavender is really easy to grow, the only problem is that young plants are very susceptible to frost I've found! I lost a few little plants last year that I'd planted out too soon, so this year the new ones will be coming indoors over winter. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Hi there!

    Lovely photos of your fantastic plants and of your
    two beautiful princesses.

    Thanks for linking up with Green Day
    I hope you are enjoying it.
    It's a great way to meet new blogging friends isn't it?

    Hope you are having sunshine this weekend
    it isn't too bad here,
    fingers crossed the wet stuff stays away!


    Happy September

    x

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    1. Hi Fiona! Green Day is fab, I'm becoming a regular & loving it!!

      One day of sunshine is better than none at all.... we're back to grey here again, boo...
      Lets hope the weather picks up before winter sets in!

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  8. Beautiful little girls. The little flowers that look like daisys are so sweet.
    I don't see them here.

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    1. I'm not sure what they are, maybe ox-eye daisies? Thanks for commenting :-)

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  9. Oh my garden is soooooooooooooo much like yours with added jungle..the slugs ate everything this year and combined with the rain which meant I diddnt get out weeding (at all) its a complete mess. I'm abandoning ship this year and hopefully have better luck and better planning next year. I'm hoping fior a good snowy winter that kills all the slimey blighters!! xx

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  10. Exquisite pictures and wonderful colors in these beautiful flowers.

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