A sunflower house for O, a secret place for summer days, to cool down, to play, a spot for lunch, a special place to be with friends.
We set pots out in a circle with a tepee of canes and cord for the plants to climb up.
Each pot has a sunflower and plenty of sweet peas.
We plan to add pots of runner beans to add cover and edible treats to hand.
The foundations are laid with rich compost for the plants to grow, now we hope with lots of love and care, plenty of help from Mother Nature and a good mix of both sun and rain, our Sunflower House will be blooming soon.
Moving in before it's finished.
Number 29 in my 30 Days of Beauty, our salad bed, nearly ready for a first picking.
The theme for this month's challenge is Spring Greens. I admit I was alittle behind with getting this done and then inspiration, 2 courgettes in the organic veg box and a recipe here http://toogoodtobetrue.typepad.com/ that I had mentally filed away to try.
I can't tell you how wonderful it tasted or how much my breath stinks of garlic after eating it ( luckily hubby had some too )
Click on the Home Baked Challenge button, in sidebar to find out more and how to join in next month.
To be part of the hive of activity going on in our garden, we need to stop, be still, wait and watch. All of our senses are brought to life, sweet bird song, warm sun touching our faces, the most amazing floral perfume,sights of natural beauty and the tastes of Spring.
Our visitors are many and so varied, our garden is full of life, learning and love.
O is enjoying the ducks visiting our front garden, he quacks along with them.
We are joining in with this fun project, hosted by http://www.5orangepotatoes.com/blog/ and with the great weather we are finally having, who could fail to not want to get out and top their Vitamin D back up.
Our garden is approx 2500 square feet, within that we have a veggie patch, greenhouse, patio, tree house and a 14ft trampoline !
Facing to the South, it is a wonderful sun trap, thankfully our lovely apple tree gives us not only tasty apples but shade when needed too.
Our dog Sky shares this space with us, so it is far from pristine but a great spot for play, investigating, relaxing and star gazing.
Fairies love it so much, they have set up home here.
Stocking up the medicine chest, calendula seedlings.
Hours are lost playing in the sand.
All hands on deck for the annual out-door toy scrub down, not sure who ended up the wettest but know that O was certainly the dirtest, happiest little boy in our garden.
Seeds planted ( cat grass ) for another mini garden to celebrate Spring, candle lit to warm the earth.
Our little pond, full of fish and crabs, swimming amongst the jewels.
Within afew days our garden was transformed to a lush green paradise, all ready for the animals to come and play ( Thanks to B http://different-choices.blogspot.com/ for our new ladybird & other goodies xx )