novice gardener Tag Archive

  • 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 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 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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