The Garden

So I live in London in a house with a GARDEN ๐Ÿก. ย It’s really quite amazing, I’ve never lived anywhere before with a garden (apart from home) and I am really excited for summer and being able to spend time in it. ย At the moment we have some foliage and trees growing on one side ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ, but that’s about it.

So Max and I decided to plant some things ! ย We went to Neal’s Nurseries again, my new favourite place and found some things to plant. ย I went to Arundel Castle ๐Ÿฐ gardens recently, and love their borders – so we tried to find some english herbaceous perennials – flowering ones. ย I like the idea of creating an ‘english’ garden, and flowers are always good, I rather like the wild look, with the plants spilling out from their borders onto the paths. ย And perennials are important as they live for more than one year, hopefully flowering again and again.

Max was very keen on herbs, so we found lots of nice lavender , thyme, rosemary, mint, fennel ๐ŸŒฑ, some chives which should have some pretty purple flowers ๐ŸŒท on them and a strawberry plant ๐Ÿ“ I am so excited for. ย Then we found some creepers – jasmine and sweet peas ย ๐ŸŒฟ which hopefully, with careful encouragement will grow up the back wall. ย And then the flowering perennials – lupins, salvias, a geranium, phlox and nepeta ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ. ย I added some poppy seeds too, which I hope will not get frightened off by the cold.

So with some digging, adding topsoil and careful planting they have all gone in, and I am so excited that they might actually grow. ย Max was keen for a linear approach to the planting, I may have made it a little more spontaneous ๐Ÿ˜‰.

It is such a fun and exciting thing, planting your own plants, and I feel rather attached to them already. ย I am also planning on planting some vegetables ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‹ soon – I really do want a tomato plant ๐ŸŽ, and I also, at some point, and I think I need a greenhouse, want to cultivate some dahlias, as they are just so wonderful when they flower ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒบ.

I will keep you updated with the growing.

Alice xxx

Very happy Max
Ready to go in!
Working hard
Ok yes I went outside to check the plants were ok before bed…