Garden Archive

  • IT’S BEEN A WHILE…..

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    Hello Readers!

    So, it’s been a whole 3 months since my last post, to blog or not to blog? Whilst I’ve quite enjoyed not worrying about the blog or what anyone might think of my house renovation efforts for the summer, I have missed it as well. So I’m going to have another shot at it! This post is really just covering what’s been going on over the last 3 months, and addressing the feedback I’ve received from friends and readers.

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  • WHAT’S BLOOMING IN THE GARDEN IN JULY?

    What’s blooming in July and creating a Garden Diary

    It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! I’m now into that tricky time of trying to find days where I can work in the garden. For that I need 3 criteria to be met:

    1. Dry but not too hot
    2. Have the day free to work on the garden
    3. Be in the right mood for gardening

    I’m discovering days where all 3 criteria are met are pretty hard to come by. Anyone else have that problem? I  haven’t had many opportunities to do much this month, and my to do list is growing. At least I managed to plant my tomatoes and feed the fish! Read on for the round up:

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  • GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY: JUNE 2017

    What’s Blooming in June?

    It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day time! This month I’m relying on the fact that the garden has done a good job of springing to life without much, or even any, help from me. I have been completely distracted by the grand re-wire project, which you can read about here. So the garden has been somewhat neglected this month. But read on to see what’s happening. Isn’t this a fabulous way of keeping a diary of your garden throughout the seasons? And also of reminding yourself what you need to do, which in my case is now a LOT of weeding!

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  • GARDEN BLOGGER’S BLOOM DAY: MAY

    What’s blooming in May

    It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! It’s been a funny few weeks. The garden was all coming to life marvellously but the weather then took a turn for the cold, which damaged or killed quite a lot of emerging blooms. It happened immediately after I cut the lawn for the first time so I suspect the answer is to never cut the lawn again…The cold weather has also put me off getting out into the garden to be honest, so I still have a long to do list I haven’t got round to, including painting the fence, weeding, planting more veg, planting bulbs, pruning…. you get the idea.

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  • THE CREATIVE COASTAL HOME: THE BEFORE TOUR UPDATED!

    Welcome to The Creative Coastal Home!

    I’ve now been in my lovely new home at the coast for 3 months! It has flown by. I posted a house tour when I first moved in, when quite a few rooms were full of boxes. Well, there are still a lot of boxes, although fewer than there was! But I thought I’d update it to give a better view of the place and a few hints of my future plans. Here goes!

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  • THE NOVICE GARDENER BY THE SEASON: SPRING

    How’s Your Garden Growing this month?

    Last month I joined bloggers around the World for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and got lots of positive feedback. So thank you everyone who gave encouragement and advice to this novice gardener! I also posted when I first moved into The Creative Coastal Home, The Novice Gardener by the season: Winter, showing my garden by the seasons. This month I’m updating you on what’s in bloom in my English north-east coastal garden in Spring. Plants are starting to bloom – warning this post is photo heavy!

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  • THE NOVICE GARDENER: GARDEN BLOGGERS’ BLOOM DAY: MARCH

     How’s Your Garden Growing?

    Back in February I posted the first in my series: The novice gardener by the season, the Winter Edition. I moved to my Coastal Home at the end of January so I’ve just been discovering my garden. You’ll have to wait a while for the Spring Edition, where I’ll take you thorough what I’ve done so far, and the lessons learnt to date. In particular I’m trying to get some fruit and veg growing underway!

    This month I’ve joined the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by May dreams gardens. Each month bloggers around the World post pictures of their gardens in bloom! Here’s my March Edition to give you a taste of how The Creative Coastal Home garden is looking.

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  • THE NOVICE GARDENER BY THE SEASON: WINTER

    Snowdrops in the garden

    The Creative Coastal Home Garden in Winter

    I am definitely a novice gardener. In my previous home I had small front and back gardens, which both consisted of a patch of lawn surrounded by borders with bushes and trees. I struggled to bond with the space. Mowing the lawn and planting a few trees and shrubs was as far as it went.

    In my new home, I’ve inherited well-tended gardens and I’m really keen to keep them looking good, and improve my gardening and fruit and veg growing skills. I’ve also been inspired by a series fellow blogger simplythenest did A year in the secret garden where she photographed her garden each month, giving a great insight into how a garden can look over the course of a year, when you really pay attention to it. So here’s the first one of my series: The novice gardener by the season.

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