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Gardening Therapy: Our Garden in May

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I bought this little vase set to display some of my favourite bits and bobs from the garden and remind myself to keep getting out there. It is no secret that my love of gardening comes and goes. Although, after finally spending 3 weekends in a row at home, I think I am cracking the garden. My Dad who has always been my guide, is spending more time at his own allotment, which has forced me to take control. I am feeling very grown up, a little achey, and there is definitely a slightly smug feeling about the engrained dirt in my my hands as I sit here typing.

Over the bank holiday we removed some long abandoned old plastic toys from the decking, (bar the football net) and now it makes the perfect place to lounge. My next project is mowing the lawn, but cut me some slack, I have been busy on other projects.

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The kids now have an old sandpit each to use as a raised bed for their own gardening therapy times. They’ve planted peas and wild flowers so far in one and dug holes and made mud pies in the other. We made a little mud kitchen corner, with a plank and some old bricks – best thing ever in their book!

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I love the garden at this time of year, when we moved in my Dad carefully uncovered what was already planted and added lots of herbs and bee attracting plants. I have gradually succumbed to natural looking, wild flowers and plants, after watching Chelsea Flower Show last night, I have come to the conclusion that’s my favourite style too. I did some weeding last weekend and rescued the chives, sadly the bluebells are dying back.

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May is a magical time, the peonies always shoot up, it is is like they know it is my birthday on Friday.

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And the jasmine, honeysuckle, rose and clematis over the wall in the yard area start to climb and take it in turns to bloom.

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The Lily of the Valley are at their finest this month too, even after a heaving beating from the rain.

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After threatening to do this for years, I finally dug a wide border along the hedge, I was fed up of the garden feeling lop sided, and of looking at the concrete slab path. This is a mix of plants I bought at  a wildflower farm and those I rehomed which had seeded themselves and attempted to sprout in the wrong place – buddhlia and fennel are forever doing this. I might regret the buddhlia, knowing how fast it can grow, but right now we need shade. I even used some compost and fertlisier to give them a head start in this neglected strip of land. Gardening therapy levels were high after all the digging was done!

I am sad to see the end of the bluebells and the cowslips, but it is always exciting to see something you wouldn’t expect in a suburban garden, makes me feel like I am in a country wood.

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I bought some succulents, and planted them in a wall, just as an experiment. I love how this purple flowering climber has taken root, and I am encouraging it to take over the whole wall.

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The kids enjoyed planting some more in old tins, which look a bit bare currently – we want to paint them at some point, to add some colour. Garden projects and ideas are never ending!

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My favourite is the fennel – we are always amazed by how fast it grows into a giant plant, up to 2.5m high,  with stunning antenna like fronds. My kids love to eat the aniseed flavoured seeds like sweets. Or the alpine strawberries, which have just spread everywhere now, covering neglected patches of border with a supply of snacks.

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359 Comments

  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    I am busy painting my fence in Heritage Blue! Looks great! Once complete, I will attach my hanging baskets! Bring on the Summer!

    21/05/2015 at 7:14 am
  • Reply emmav6

    planting lots of veg & flowers, got my greenhouse up too, very exciting 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Over the school holidays we will be weeding the front garden which is in desperate need of it and out the back I’m hoping to get some plants and flowers to brighten it up a bit 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Mammasaurus

    Ah your garden is looking lovely – it’s amazing how small burst of consistent work can really start to make a difference. I’m tackling mammoth grass here post-holiday – all that rain has made it grow to epic lengths!

    Thanks for joining in Penny x

    21/05/2015 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Kriss MacDonald

    You have wonderful areas in your garden and great how the kids are using their old sandpits to now grow their own plants.

    21/05/2015 at 10:27 am
  • Reply winnie

    I am busy looking after my vegetable patch

    21/05/2015 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Claudia

    i always love getting out there and getting my hands dirty. i always feel better after

    21/05/2015 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Liam Bishop

    At the moment, waiting for the grass to grow as just planted a new lawn last Sunday!

    21/05/2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Tony Teece

    Mainly trying to keep on top of the weeds growing inbetween my slabs. Can’t use weedkiller because of our pets

    21/05/2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Lori Mckillop

    weeding and hanging baskets 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Emily Hutchinson

    Weeding, and waging a losing battle with dandelions

    21/05/2015 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply nessjibberjabberuk

    I’ve been inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show this week as well. I’m growing lots of vetables at the moment but I’m planning to turn one side into a cottage garden.

    21/05/2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply caroline walliss

    I’m making it look presentable by weeding and dressing it so it looks great for bbq times!x

    21/05/2015 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply sharon mead

    general clear up

    21/05/2015 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply PHILIP WRIGHT

    Planting mint into a large container

    21/05/2015 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply jennifer thorpe

    growing lots of fruit and vegetables

    21/05/2015 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Maggie Dunlop

    Waiting for the bluebells to die away so that I can get the Asters in that I grew from seed. My Livingstone daisies are looking a treat – such beautiful colours.

    21/05/2015 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply sue hodges

    I’m clearing a large area of moss infested lawn and sowing lots of wildflower seeds. plus nearly filled my vegetable patch – just the cucumbers and cucamelons to plant out when the nights are warmer

    21/05/2015 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Mary L

    Planting some new shrubs as the existing ones were too large

    21/05/2015 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Suzanne

    I’m planting out perennials under a tree and creating an area for wildlife before looking to revitalise pots on the patio area

    21/05/2015 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Lorna Kennedy

    I’ve just this afternoon repotted my tomatoes and put them outside (and am keeping my fingers crossed!). Once my patio has been cleaned then I will be sorting out my pot planters, and am going to try some herbs too.

    21/05/2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah Rees

    Just growing some simple herbs

    21/05/2015 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply flowerpowerlife

    Today I ‘harvested’ if that’s the right word, my compost, all ready to put some veg into pots.

    21/05/2015 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Emma Nixon

    Ready to plant the summer flowers. Grass already tidied up. Looks good. Bring on the sunshine so I can sit out and enjoy it!

    21/05/2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Zoe G

    I planted a lot of bulbs last week, various ones to come up in the different season

    21/05/2015 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Jayne T

    A general tidy and some planting.

    21/05/2015 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Laura Rog

    Love the Lily of the Valley. I’m going to have to work hard to save ours when we finally get the JCB in to landscape the garden after about 20 years of neglect from the previous owners. Can’t wait to be able to potter properly!

    21/05/2015 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Jenna@JMPArtist

    Your garden is looking great. I can’t wait to have a garden of my own next summer 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply hannonle

    this week we made new hanging baskets 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Our new garden is quite large, and I’m planning on giving some (a lot!) of it over to wild flowers 🙂 #HDYGG

    21/05/2015 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Ashleigh Allan

    Just trying to make it look nice!

    21/05/2015 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply debbie smith

    at the moment i have just laid some turf on my patchy grass and have raked and sewed some grass seeds fab competition x

    21/05/2015 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply sharlene speakman

    recently moved house and the garden is in a shocking state full of weeds it need a full turn over and start again (a lot of hard work ahead)

    21/05/2015 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply David Paterson

    A bit of gentle pruning with the power saw…

    21/05/2015 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Diane Anderson

    Re-organising and upgrading the older fruit bushes

    21/05/2015 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Victoria

    mostly battling weeds

    21/05/2015 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply helenbttl

    Just trying to keep on top of it. Mowed the lawn yesterday and did some weeding 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Lisa Everaert

    At moment replacing some fencing and de-weeding, hopefully finished this weekend.

    21/05/2015 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Evelyn Doyle

    We purchased our first house a few years ago, but neglected the garden to begin with, as the inside of the house needed so much work. Now that the interior is complete, we have turned our attention to the garden. We dug up all the concrete and laid a lawn last autumn, and now we are planting climbing clematis and beautiful borders. We are enjoying watching our garden grow, as this is our first foray into gardening.

    21/05/2015 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Helen Grayson

    Making the veggie plots nice and scrubbing and cleaning the pathways at the moment. General tidying! 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Sarah Maxfield

    I’m trying to maintain mine at the moment – finding it really hard as I don’t really know where to start with gardening! Would love a veg patch and lots of beautiful flowers, but have no idea where to begin! Yours is beautiful!

    21/05/2015 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Alison

    I have just been planted loads of seeds and filling the window baskets up

    21/05/2015 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply laura banks

    trying to sort out the patio

    21/05/2015 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Mark Palmer

    Planting vegetables

    21/05/2015 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Jo m Welsh

    We are growing strawberry plants and they are doing very well

    21/05/2015 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply pete c

    putting down a new pathway at the moment

    21/05/2015 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Kirsty F

    I’m just planting out the strawberries 🙂

    21/05/2015 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Rich Barker

    Battling bravely against the endless hordes of the dandelion army …

    21/05/2015 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Ceril Roberts

    Growing some tomatoes and potatoes.

    21/05/2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Christine

    A good tidy up, weeding and planting

    21/05/2015 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply leannelunn

    Complete overhaul, we moved in and the garden was a mess.

    21/05/2015 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Katie

    You’ve been busy Penny! We love mud kitchens, they just have to be rotated yearly in our garden. One year, they nearly dug under the neighbour’s fence. And the idea of the old sandpit raised bed is so clever. I might suggest it seeing as they favour mud over sand anyway. We were given a football goal and it’s never used. I look at yours and think it could be lovely with some sweet peas or something growing up it and lounging beneath…. might have to try that! The tins look amazing. Those succulents will soon be overflowing:-)

    21/05/2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Lorraine Tinsley

    We are trying to tame our garden we have neglected it a bit since the kids were born so the weeds have taken over a bit

    21/05/2015 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Maxine Feehely

    Your garden looks great. We’ve concentrated on growing fruit and veg this year

    21/05/2015 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply tracy sinclair

    Not a great deal just yet, bought some planters and compost, getting ready x

    21/05/2015 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply John Tingay

    I’m clearing an overgrown corner and preparing a base to erect a new shed.

    21/05/2015 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Angela McDonald

    We have just dug it all up and are going to re-lay the grass!

    22/05/2015 at 2:33 am
  • Reply Nancy

    Just trying to keep on top off all the growth thanks to the recent rain! Also just planted a wildflower section to attract bees.

    22/05/2015 at 4:05 am
  • Reply Suzanne J S (@chickenruby)

    i love the decking, hope you get plenty of use from it

    22/05/2015 at 7:05 am
  • Reply Spencer Broadley

    A big clear up as it was neglected last year due to a long illness

    22/05/2015 at 7:24 am
  • Reply JoanneDewberry

    I’ve been blogging lots about our garden! We made it wildlife friendly, charlie dug a hole and buried an old washing up bowl covered the sides with rocks and now has a mini pond. He’s hoping for frogs! But so far only millipedes! We also painted shells, stones and golf balls with acrylic paints to hide in the flower beds. I love wild flowers and can’t wait for ours to take.

    22/05/2015 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    We have some potted plants. No garden really just a terrace. At the moment we are just waiting for some seeds to grow and that is whats going on with our garden =) #hdygg

    22/05/2015 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Cheryl TimeToCraft (@CherylInTheUK)

    My greenhouse is full of seedlings, not quite ready to go out yet – cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, chillis and melons. This weekend I’m planting out geraniums and starting on the hanging baskets. Then some time sitting out there and enjoying it all. Our fennel is looking good too. I love it as fresh tea.

    22/05/2015 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Stephanie Robinson

    I’m about to attack the lawn with a can of spray paint to mark out the shape we want and reintroduce some defined borders. It’s long overdue and hopefully the spray paint will be almost right the first time round and we don’t end up with a garden looking like a crazy tennis court 🙂

    22/05/2015 at 8:59 am
  • Reply patanne1

    Since my recent house move I’ve spent a fair amount of time looking at my garden..I haven’t had my own garden for quite a few years now so I’m planning what I would like to have out there. At the minute its mostly grassed but I think I aim to alter that soon!

    22/05/2015 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Susan Ellins

    Relaxing in it

    22/05/2015 at 9:15 am
  • Reply helen tovell

    Waiting for the seedlings to grow big enough to repot and plant out

    22/05/2015 at 10:51 am
  • Reply sarah goodman

    repaving and updating flower beds

    22/05/2015 at 10:59 am
  • Reply ELIZABETH DOODY

    We have bought a puppy so currently trying to reclaim the garden!!

    22/05/2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Sarah Cooper

    planting sunflowers

    22/05/2015 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Anna

    Veg are out, flowers planted but weeds are back. I am also doing a daily slug/snail hunt!

    22/05/2015 at 11:50 am
  • Reply jodie crossley

    planning on weeding between the paving slabs this weekend!

    22/05/2015 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Louise Dray

    Radish and Beetroot are well on there way.

    22/05/2015 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Jo Young

    I’m enjoying seeing my favourite Alliums bursting into flower!

    22/05/2015 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply fozia Akhtar

    Clearing it up for the summer

    22/05/2015 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply claire blaney

    making it look nice for the summer trimming the hedge orw too.

    22/05/2015 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Fiona K

    Nothing yet but will be clearing it soon during the Bank Holiday

    22/05/2015 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Paula Readings

    I put some plant plugs in pots today, they were ‘Million Bells’ pink & yellow.

    22/05/2015 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply thegraduate71

    mowing the lawn, weeding, nothing spectacular, but Im always trying to make my garden nice and colourful

    22/05/2015 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Victoria Gardiner

    It’s lovely and so rewarding to see the fruits of your labour start to appear in the garden 🙂

    22/05/2015 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Carol M

    Plant up hanging baskets.

    22/05/2015 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Lesley Bradley

    We’re planning on getting some chickens this summer-very excited about it!

    22/05/2015 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply KIM GRIFFITHS

    trying to raise my seedlings ready for hanging baskets…slowly does it!

    22/05/2015 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply CarlaB

    I love the texture that the fennel gives your garden…. I can’t believe I haven’t tried that myself. Your garden is gorgeous.

    22/05/2015 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Sarah Griffiths

    I’m getting all my veg planted on the allotment

    22/05/2015 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Nikki Stewart

    Trying to make our grass green and get rid of the moss!

    22/05/2015 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Julie Booth

    I love my garden and watching the flowers bloom

    22/05/2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Jo Jones

    Making hanging baskets & clearing the algae out of the koi pool

    22/05/2015 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply lyn

    I’ve been late to get going on mine butIm underway now, working my way around the borders.. clearing the weeds,whats now finished like the forget me nots and pruning shrubs as I go. Bought some fushias today to go in pots too.

    22/05/2015 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Caroline H

    This weekend it’s planting out veg, herb and flower seedlings (which are really getting to be more than seedlings but the last frost seems to have been a long time coming in this neck of the woods this year).

    23/05/2015 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Susan B

    I’m ridiculously excited as my garden is no bigger than a modest patio but I’m digging over a small area for which I have big plans. It may well qualify for a record for the most plants planted in the smallest area. But I know what I want and I’m going to fit everything in – somehow – and make sure that all the plants thrive so both the family and wildlife can enjoy it.

    23/05/2015 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Maxine G

    I’m just planting out in my new herb wheel this week

    23/05/2015 at 8:33 am
  • Reply Suzy M

    Sorting out a few hanging baskets, begonias & Geraniums

    23/05/2015 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Saran Benjamin

    I am generally tidying it up, dead heading and pruning…..cutting grass

    23/05/2015 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Elaine Savage

    pruning & weeding – it HAS to be done!

    23/05/2015 at 10:36 am
  • Reply leanne weir

    I am busy looking after my vegetable patch

    23/05/2015 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Linda Bunning

    I am busy edging the lawn and pulling weeds in the borders.

    23/05/2015 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Hayley Atkins

    Potted up the cucumbers I sowed. Hope these ones survive,this is the third attempt…previously the cats and the dogs ate them!

    23/05/2015 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Jennifer C

    Neatening up the beds and getting all the planting done!

    23/05/2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Ali (@alicomps)

    It is a fight to keep the slugs off the beans this time!

    I wish I’d started a few more flower seedlings but I think I’m going to be planting up small bedding plants from the garden centre instead.

    23/05/2015 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply kerry charlesworth

    We are totally re-landscaping the garden, we’ve planted a new lawn, made a big herb bed and planted some fruit trees. My next challenge is getting a greenhouse built so we can grow some tomato plants and pepper plants with the children.

    23/05/2015 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply toni pearson

    Its our first year with a veggie patch..so far we have planted carrots, potatoes, beetroot, bean and courgettes.

    23/05/2015 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Susan Jarrett

    I love gardening – always something different to see each day!

    23/05/2015 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Alice

    Hoping the peas will grow and not be eaten by slugs this year!

    23/05/2015 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply suan watts

    Replanting a border which we had Japanese anemones in which were very invasive

    23/05/2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply clairew137

    keeping it tidy.

    23/05/2015 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply james rowlands

    pining back the Raspberry bush my daughter loves picking Raspberry from the garden

    23/05/2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Natalie Osborne Thomason

    Trying to fill in all the holes that my naughty rabbit cookie has dug all over the garden 🙁

    24/05/2015 at 1:55 am
  • Reply traceypeach

    Hopefully relaxing with a drink xxx

    24/05/2015 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Susie Wilkinson

    Well………today I’m having a BBQ!

    24/05/2015 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    watching the wisteria bloom and preparing for my summer blooms xx

    24/05/2015 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Tina M Holmes

    We have just planned some sweet pea and sunflowers in ours

    24/05/2015 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Shell Louise

    We’re very busy making a wildlife pond, waterfall and stream 🙂

    24/05/2015 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Penny H

    I am just about to plant some pretty pots by the front door 🙂

    24/05/2015 at 11:23 am
  • Reply iain maciver

    painting the shed and fence

    24/05/2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Jessica Embley

    Sounds great!

    24/05/2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Joanne Gibbons

    Picking the asparagus. X

    24/05/2015 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Harper

    I am busy with growing lots of fruit and veg in the green house and am hoping to get some cherry tomato plants into baskets on the fence this year as well as extra courgettes in the raised bed.

    24/05/2015 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Amanda Masters

    There’s so much going on, love all the different pops of colour.
    Those little purple flowers on the wall are lovely, we have a few patches which I’m hoping will spread out.

    24/05/2015 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Celia

    I’ve just picked some fresh spinach from my veggie garden for our dinner. Beats shop bought any day!

    24/05/2015 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Angela Treadway

    Planting new flowers x

    24/05/2015 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Jill Webb

    Just tidying up and planting my tomatoes

    24/05/2015 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply C Kennedy

    We did the whole works today. Mowed, strimmed, trimmed the hedges and all the rose buses. Took us hours!

    24/05/2015 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Sheila Sloan

    Weeded round the small topiary bushes and moved the lawn.

    25/05/2015 at 4:47 am
  • Reply Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    Lots of planting at the moment

    25/05/2015 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Maureen findley

    i am planting some roses

    25/05/2015 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply claire griffiths

    cutting the grass and planting some flowers

    25/05/2015 at 11:08 pm
  • Reply Karen Barrett

    I have planted up my herbs, green beans and tomatoes, the sunflowers are well on their way and at the weekend I did all my baskets, tubs and troughs.

    26/05/2015 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Paula Barker

    tidying up, and planting tubs ready for summer

    26/05/2015 at 8:58 am
  • Reply charlotte

    were currently taking the grass out and putting more pebbles down!

    26/05/2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Joanna Butler-Savage

    weeding – its going to look great though!

    26/05/2015 at 9:36 am
  • Reply ELAINE DALE

    playing with the grandchildren

    26/05/2015 at 9:56 am
  • Reply claire toplis

    tidying the garden

    26/05/2015 at 10:07 am
  • Reply kirsty webb

    Getting my veg patch ready

    26/05/2015 at 10:21 am
  • Reply jemmer sams

    finishing planting ur veg and waiting fr our strawberrys to ripen yum

    26/05/2015 at 10:24 am
  • Reply maxine207

    Weeding and tidying

    26/05/2015 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply BECCA STAPLES

    Tidying up ready to move, and then re-doing the new garden. Lots to do x

    26/05/2015 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Tammy Tudor

    weeding and planting

    26/05/2015 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Laura Kilby

    I’m currently doing battle with the weeds and sycamore saplings 🙁

    26/05/2015 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Joanne Beale

    Growing vegetables and flowers

    26/05/2015 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Sarah Lee

    We’ve just bought a house with a garden (we don’t have one at the moment) – very excited!

    26/05/2015 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Julie Tift

    Mowing the lawn, tending borders (not many of them) making sure that the birds have plenty of nuts, seeds etc and helping to guard the duck which decided to lay her eggs in our garden this year – WOW, we can’t wait for the ducklings….

    26/05/2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Karen laing

    I’m just preparing my pots for lots of summer bedding,up here inScotland you really can’t plant anything until the very end of May as night frosts and cold days are still common.It annoys me that garden centres sell bedding plants from April,a good marketing ploy as the plants are likely to die and then you have to buy more !

    26/05/2015 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Andrea Fletcher

    My son has built us an amazing greenhouse, twice the size of our old one, so we have been busy planting tomatoes and veg to plant out on our allotment

    26/05/2015 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Michelle Banks

    i have been doing the bedding plants and hanging baskets x

    26/05/2015 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply KATHY D

    Still need to do some pots and also bring my tomato plants on – they are still tiny

    26/05/2015 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Louise Gazeley

    I’m working for a bit … relaxing on the terrace with a drink and repeating the proceedure while the sun is shining !!

    26/05/2015 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply plastigffantastig

    We haven’t really started with this garden yet – we moved in just before the baby was born and haven’t had much chance. Hoping to make a start soon though 🙂

    26/05/2015 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Lyla

    No big projects, just trying to stay on top of the weeding and keeping it looking tidy

    26/05/2015 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Neil Firth

    Seem to be endlessly moving the lawn

    26/05/2015 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Angela Turley

    My daughter is 2 so we are just planting dwarf beans, tomatoes, spinach and strawberries on our veg ladder (container garden) but in the actual garden me and hubby have ripped up 2 trees which were planted at the front of a border in our new home and are now remodelling that border with azaleas and fushias mainly.

    26/05/2015 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply grumpyandfluffy

    clearing our garden and making it appealing for the new occupants. Then we start on the new garden in the new house

    27/05/2015 at 11:05 am
  • Reply helen jones

    Loosing the war against slugs and snails

    27/05/2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply laura stewart

    de- weeding ready to plant new plants

    27/05/2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply sarah birkett

    Trying ( failing ) to create a small and usable herb garden. being helped by 2 cats and a puppy!!

    27/05/2015 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Andrea Williams

    I am moving from a flat to a house with a garden next month, so I am really looking to pottering around!

    27/05/2015 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Michelle Ferguson

    My garden is so overgrown at the minute so spending all my time just trying to get it tidy.

    27/05/2015 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Rachel Stephenson

    Spent today planting a Japanese maple Acer, Repotting my blueberries, adding more acidic soil. More bedding tomorrow. Having a whole change in the garden at the moment.

    27/05/2015 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply lizlizliz (@lizcomps)

    I don’t have a garden, but my in-laws have a beautiful one, and every time we go to visit we always come away with bags of fresh vegetables they’ve grown! If I won I’d give the prize to my mother in law as a little treat for hard working hands 🙂

    28/05/2015 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply judy kennedy

    weeding & watering, just discovered living willow & have put my order in for Nov 15. It’s gorgeous grows really quick & is cheap

    28/05/2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Fox

    I’m absolutely crazy about gardening and love my haven! At the moment I am removing an old playhouse and building a seating area with lots of pots.

    28/05/2015 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Carolynn Woodland

    My husband works hard gardening whilst I relax with a good book in the sunshine

    28/05/2015 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Jinty (@Jinty85)

    We have had building work done, so it needs a good clear up and the grass cut.

    28/05/2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Diane Wood

    each year I buy a few more perennials and I also indulged in buying my favourites, senetti, so I’ve been planting those plus doing my hanging baskets – I love the summer colours

    28/05/2015 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Rachel Butterworth

    I am currently trying to make my garden more child friendly for my niece and nephews.

    28/05/2015 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Kat Lucas

    Growing veggies & lots & lots of strawberries

    29/05/2015 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Cor555

    We have just moved so have a totally blank canvas to work with. Just a pile of mud at the moment but hope to change that soon.

    30/05/2015 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Martina Pichova

    There is plenty of tomatoes, peppers and chillies in the greenhouse and strawberries and blueberries flowering outside.

    30/05/2015 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Christine Constable

    Gardening day today. Courgettes and tomatoes ready to plant out. Euphorbia longing to get to its final location.

    30/05/2015 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Ella Dawn

    planting out the bedding plants that I have grown from seed

    30/05/2015 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Liz

    Taking down a very old rotten shed and re-turfing.

    31/05/2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Dave Edwards

    A general tidy-up and building a new summer house

    31/05/2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply kim neville (@kimneville2)

    Making a little section of our garden to plant flowers

    01/06/2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Michaela Hannah

    Just growing potted plants at the moment as we are hoping to move in the near future

    01/06/2015 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply aaron broad

    Not a lot at the moment, I need to pull some weeds out though

    01/06/2015 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply sarah hall

    Planting a new nerb patch

    01/06/2015 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Jodie W

    Ive been really busy in my garden, as we are wanting to put the house on the market – so ive done loads of tidying up, planting pots, pruning etc. It looks really good now, wish we could take the garden with us

    02/06/2015 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Neil Philip

    Gardening , its such a de-stresser , so calming for the mind .

    02/06/2015 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply elaine stokes

    trying to get a nice flower border, but have got a neighbours cat who thinks its a toilet and keeps digging it up

    02/06/2015 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply candyfloss79

    I don’t have a garden but I’m trying to grow Candytuft seeds in a pot

    02/06/2015 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Carolyn Garaway

    Just planting new plugs in pots

    02/06/2015 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply lyn geddes

    Just planted my runner beans put alongside the chicken pen. (Good shade for the chicks when they grow!)

    02/06/2015 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply arabella bazley

    We are redoing my mother’s garden but very slowly as she can never decide which plants to keep and which to replace .

    02/06/2015 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Lara Latchem

    making a safe area for son to play in xx

    03/06/2015 at 7:24 am
  • Reply MichelleD

    Planting some veg with my little girl!

    04/06/2015 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Christine Lockley

    Busy planting and tending – strawberries, potatoes, lettuce, mint, chives, tomatoes and a little bit of relaxing

    04/06/2015 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply lynn heath

    I have finally managed to get the high hedges cut back to a more manageable size, and have ordered some new garden furniture which I cant wait to get so that I can relax in comfort while the kids play! just need to sort out some easy to manage plants!

    04/06/2015 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Hayley Lynch

    We are in the process of gutting the garden and starting again with a new design ..due to cost this may take us a few years

    04/06/2015 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Eileen Sumner

    Weeding

    05/06/2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply kat walsh

    we are busy repainting the whole fence and trellis and potting fresh new flowers ready for my sons 18th bbq party in the garden next month

    05/06/2015 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Scott Fallon

    relaxing

    06/06/2015 at 1:16 pm
  • Reply Kristy Leanne Brown

    Attempting to keep my veggies from bolting with this crazy weather

    06/06/2015 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Kaci Soderstrom

    The lawn needs cutting, not sure what else needs doing out there

    06/06/2015 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply tina edwards

    our project at the moment is to strip the decking back to basic and re paint it

    06/06/2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Sharon Osman

    Planting sweet peas

    06/06/2015 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply ValB

    tackling the weeds

    06/06/2015 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply looby

    lots going on in the garden just now in spite of the awful weather.We’ve got all the veg planted round the back, planted a new hedge at the front, renewed the felt on the shed roof,planted lots of flowers & herbs,added willow screens for privacy, just got to paint the shed and fences now then pressure wash the paths and we’re done!

    06/06/2015 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Paul Ward

    Great giveaway

    06/06/2015 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply Danielle Cresswell

    Painting the shed and tackling the weeds

    06/06/2015 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply angiemann

    Growing some vegetables and fruits

    07/06/2015 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Sarah Heath

    Taking lots of cuttings for the move to our new house in July

    07/06/2015 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply valerie cooper

    planting up lots of pots as i have a very small garden but i love it xxx

    07/06/2015 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Hekna

    getting some herbs sewn as we go through lots of them!

    07/06/2015 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply elizabethgurney

    We’re trying to tackle the jungle it’s become!
    Elizabeth Gurney x

    08/06/2015 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Lindsey Stuart

    I am painting my fencing and garden gates, and weeding! Lots of weeding

    08/06/2015 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Kristyn Harris

    I am weeding! : )

    08/06/2015 at 11:45 am
  • Reply ben audsley (@baudsley)

    in our community garden, in bethnal green, we are busy planting hedging, seeds for vegetable s and planning our big lunch event!

    08/06/2015 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Emily Clark

    I was helping my mum to dead-head the flowers at the moment. Very satisfying.

    08/06/2015 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply SandraB

    We are starting our garden from scratch so there is a lot of work to be done out there!

    08/06/2015 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Sarah Norgrove

    Planting Aspargus!

    09/06/2015 at 2:58 am
  • Reply leigh boyle

    the grass got cut yesterday we need to get some grass seed from hwere the trampoline was over winter but otherwise its a really easy to manage garden x

    09/06/2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply joanne thomas

    i am just harvesting my first cabbages, managed to get them ready before the cabbage whites this year, and have mown the lawns thismorning

    09/06/2015 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply mary chez

    Planting out perennial plug plants…hoping they don’t get dug up by the squirrels or pooed on by the neighbourhood cats

    09/06/2015 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply pamela gossage

    Lots of weeding at the moment

    09/06/2015 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Rose

    I love the pics of your garden! So beautiful. We’re renting right now and have one of those dreaded ‘pebble’ gardens. I just popped in some new alpines yesterday and some sea lavender so fingers crossed they’ll take.

    09/06/2015 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Emily K (@EmilyK1983)

    We’re growing herbs, alpine strawberries and baby plum tomatoes – as well as trying to train our climbers!

    09/06/2015 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply alice carter

    im busy creating an amazing edible wildlife garden! Its amazing, my son helps plant and harvest veges too! Today we had our first carrotts from the spring crop! Yum!!!

    09/06/2015 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Michelle Moore

    trying to keep the birds off the veggies!

    09/06/2015 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Fiona Mallard

    Growing loads of veg at the moment, but it’s all so slow due to the bad weather!

    09/06/2015 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Laura Asplin

    Clearing the weeds! Fun Fun

    09/06/2015 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Keshia Esgate

    pruning and decluttering

    09/06/2015 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Allan Wilson

    Redoing all the paths

    09/06/2015 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply EJ Dunn

    Nothing as of yet, but I need to completely clear it. It is massively overgrown

    10/06/2015 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Katie Kingsbury

    Purely damage limitation at the moment, full landscape planned for next year so I’m just battling weeds right now.

    10/06/2015 at 9:09 am
  • Reply spuddy11

    i am doing my hanging baskets

    10/06/2015 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Nisbet

    my garden was a mess, so we finally decided to sort it out, my other half has done an amazing job, iv helped digging flower beds and planting and hes built a fence and borders, and a big wooden built up flower bed.

    10/06/2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Ema J Lowe

    Trying to grow some climbers up along the side of the house.

    10/06/2015 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply esme mccrubb

    a work in progress – blank canvas to work with

    10/06/2015 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Emma Jane Dav

    Currently attempting to plant some lovely, colourful plants and flowers around the border 🙂

    11/06/2015 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Sue McCarthy

    My garden is going wild at the moment, loads to do; mow lawn, weeding, dead heading etc

    11/06/2015 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Lucy Pasifull

    I am in the middle of creating a herb garden.

    11/06/2015 at 8:24 am
  • Reply julie

    i am just thinking what to do with it to make it look nice

    11/06/2015 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Hannah Ingham

    Weeding! D:

    11/06/2015 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Love the insight into your garden, I am currently starting a flower bed and hope to grow some wall climbers

    11/06/2015 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Cheryl Kean

    im finished in my garden so now im just relaxing and enjoying it x

    11/06/2015 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Kat Allinson

    We have been completely re-doing our garden, we now need to do the patio and plant a bed with an area for cats and we will be done.

    11/06/2015 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Allison

    Sorting out my veggie patch – the beans have gone crazy! And the strawberries have sooo many flowers on 🙂

    11/06/2015 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Sarah Lewis

    I only have a patio area but it is looking very bare and would love to brighten it up x

    11/06/2015 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply JOANNA TERRY

    we are growing beetroot and lettuce and we have our first ever plum on our 3 year old tree!

    11/06/2015 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Nothing yet :/

    11/06/2015 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Holly Boyd

    Just trying to make it safe for the children at the moment but have so many plans

    11/06/2015 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Samantha Atherton

    At the moment I’m mainly focusing on my little veg plants, this year I’ve grown cucumber, courgette, broccoli & runner beans hopefully they’ll do alright.

    11/06/2015 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Teresa Sheldon

    tryin g to keep the slugs and snails at bay their a real menace

    11/06/2015 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Helen G

    Cutting back overhanging branches and some out of control ivy!
    Painting old plant pots with leftover gloss paints

    11/06/2015 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply sarah

    trying to make a garden out of a horrid mess

    12/06/2015 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Jo W

    Sorting out the whole garden – the lawn, weeding, putting in new plants and we’d like to take some stones up and put some decking down.

    12/06/2015 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Suzie Q

    You have a fabulous garden – I’m really envious! We just have a paved courtyard, so most of our plants are in pots, we did dig up some of the paving slabs and have planted some perennials.

    12/06/2015 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Mark Fridlington

    Grass cutting over the weekend

    12/06/2015 at 11:51 am
  • Reply steph lovatt

    My garden consists of a lot of shrubs around the edges, I have most of my flowers in pots as I like to move them around when I feel like a change.

    12/06/2015 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Paul Walsh

    Currently planting my flowers

    12/06/2015 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Sarah Parker

    I need to spend a day in the garden getting it ready for summer!

    12/06/2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Kelly Hooper

    We completely redesigned our garden last year so now we are just enjoying it and arguing over why my husband cannot put a hottub in it rather than a paddling pool for the kids!

    12/06/2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply sarah mills

    just weeded all the garden and it looks great

    12/06/2015 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply rachael jones

    we have been attempting to grow veggies in our recycled veggie patch ! (built from old broken slabs)

    12/06/2015 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Jade H

    Planting flowers

    12/06/2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Fran H

    Preparing for chickens – I am trying to grow some kind of food in with the trees and flowers in every bed – I think I will try fennel now!

    12/06/2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Anthea Holloway

    Mowing the grass, tending the vegetables, watching the fruit (pears, apples, apricots, peaches) and weeding amongst the flowers.

    12/06/2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Helen A

    Weeding and cutting the grass… also growing my tomato and potatos in sacks…….

    12/06/2015 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Claire Barker

    I’m planning to create a pond to attract more wildlife in, I am also deadheading, weeding, but cultivating some nettles at the end of the garden for the butterflies to lay their eggs on.

    12/06/2015 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Sue Dorking

    growing vegetables in containers and splitting plants to spread the colour round the garden

    12/06/2015 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Cathy O

    Trying to save my flowers from our puppy!

    12/06/2015 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Michele Hemmings

    Firmly keeping my fingers crossed that veg will grow in my new veggie patch 🙂

    12/06/2015 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Tracy C

    Trying to keep on top of the weeds, watching the peas grow and generally enyoying watching things starting to bloom and grow.

    12/06/2015 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Donna Caldwell

    Removing old shed and building a summer house

    12/06/2015 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Louise M

    The garden is a little neglected at the moment as any spare time is been spent on our allotment!

    12/06/2015 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Tania Atfield

    General weeding and tidying up

    12/06/2015 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Georgia McAllister

    Rebuilding a sandstone wall, it’s like playing a giant game of Tetris.

    12/06/2015 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Veronica Lopez-Smith

    Finally doing something with the garden! Hopefully can keep it up and flowers wont die!

    12/06/2015 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Deborah Bird

    I am planning on getting a new fence then starting my vegetable garden 🙂

    12/06/2015 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Joanne Blunt

    Growing some vegetables

    12/06/2015 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Victoria Prince

    Trying to get the weeds in check :-

    12/06/2015 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply lynn neal

    I am growing some fruit and veg!

    12/06/2015 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Eleanor Wigmore

    Nothing yet. We are soon to move from a flat to a house so very excited to get gardening!

    12/06/2015 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Lisa Wilkinson

    The garden is having a big overhaul with new fences and shed. Wanted to put in some new plants but will probably be next year now.

    12/06/2015 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Patricia Avery

    Beginning to harvest the fruits of our labours. New potatoes and baby carrots today to accompany roast beef and Yorkshire pudding 🙂

    12/06/2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply tightenyourbelt

    Fighting the weeds!

    12/06/2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply denise s

    making a new bed for grasses and a dry bed to conserve water

    12/06/2015 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply hannahlig

    We need to figure out what to do with it, currently de-mossing the grass and sorting the borders

    12/06/2015 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Jane Middleton

    cutting the hedge

    12/06/2015 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Jayne K

    Paying a gardener to sort it!

    12/06/2015 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Ellen Stafford

    We are growing some veg this year. Going well so far.

    12/06/2015 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Alison Johnson

    Basics such as repainting the fence (12 years since last coat!) new patio, treating & teaking our table & hopefully just some hanging baskets & a few veg.

    12/06/2015 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply denise s

    Planting the veg – the leeks finally made it into the soil this week!

    12/06/2015 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Su Brett

    We’ve replanted one of the borders, dug out lots of things in the Autumn now I am enjoying refilling it with different perennials

    13/06/2015 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Karen R

    We’re just tidying it up after the winter 🙂

    13/06/2015 at 5:59 am
  • Reply Tim Millington

    We just bought our first home and can’t wait to get stuck into the garden. Keep up the good work guys!

    13/06/2015 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Dragons And Fairy Dust

    Trying to get rid of the millions of weeds that appeared overnight!

    13/06/2015 at 7:09 am
  • Reply karenw49

    I’ve just planted some veg….first time ever for me. We’ll see how it goes! Also tidying up and weeding the garden!

    13/06/2015 at 7:16 am
  • Reply Jackie O'Neill

    Creating my first veg patch which has celery, lettuce, spring onions, french beans, peas, sweetcorn, garlic, tomatoes, chilli peppers, sweet peppers and love doing it.

    13/06/2015 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Katherine Teff

    We are having an extension built and I am desperately trying to limit to the destruction in the garden. I have been transplanting what I can and taking cuttings so that I can save some of the beautiful plants we were lucky enough to inherit from the previous owner.

    13/06/2015 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Anna Pritchard

    Weeding and injecting some love and colour into our garden

    13/06/2015 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Lindsey Jones

    I am tring to sort out the patio area so we can have BBQs in the summer.

    13/06/2015 at 8:31 am
  • Reply jochrisbryan

    Ooh everything, growing lavender from scratch, courgettes, potting up basketes, fighting weeds. Sorting out a new area for a mini veg plot. Never finished in the garden, but never want to.

    13/06/2015 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Lesley

    Biggest problem at the moment is trying to get rid of the moss but plenty of watering and grass cutting going on as well!

    13/06/2015 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Leanne Newsome

    We are waiting for our fence to go up next week, then we are digging it all over, planting grass seed, building kids playhouse and buying some toys for them to play in the garden

    13/06/2015 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Purmala Shrestha

    I have a small garden just trying grow some veg and flowers and and need some furniture.

    13/06/2015 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Jacqueline Roberts

    Looking at the garden and thinking where do I start?

    13/06/2015 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Helen

    weeding

    13/06/2015 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Eileen Tingle

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    I’m afraid I’ve not had much time for gardening lately but I’m going to clear all the weeds tomorrow, weather permitting, and cut the grass and do the hedges.

    13/06/2015 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Mr James Holyland

    Clearing a small area to put a fence panel up

    13/06/2015 at 9:35 am
  • Reply MANDY DOHERTY

    Trying to get it looking less like a jungle x

    13/06/2015 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Sarah-Jane Laycock

    Your garden looks so stunningly creative. I am busy buying peat to fill in the many holes that our 15.5 year old border collie has taken to digging in her old age on our once pristine lawn!

    13/06/2015 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Mrs Bowers

    Dug out all the bulbs last night and planted begonias which I grown from cuttings, looks much tidier now.

    13/06/2015 at 10:19 am
  • Reply James McKenna

    Laying decking

    13/06/2015 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Donna C

    Started a little herb garden last weekend, got basil, parsley and mint!

    13/06/2015 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Lauren Old

    Planting lots of new flowers for summer

    13/06/2015 at 10:51 am
  • Reply trevor linvell

    This summer i will be working on the hedgerow

    13/06/2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply daph57

    Started some little herb pots I had received as a gift for my birthday, growing things give such joy

    13/06/2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Clare B.

    We have quite a cottage garden/furry round the edges wildlife garden that has evolved gradually from a mess when we bought it 8 years ago. Sadly we are looking to move so I’m trying to tidy the garden up a bit to make it look a bit more appealing to the masses. However, the house is a cottage so hopefully a buyer will be looking for a cottage garden so I’m not going to change much.

    13/06/2015 at 11:41 am
  • Reply mamasyder

    Lovely giveaway. I am always in my garden doing something. Yesterday my daughter arrived home with a new hydrangea to add to our collection so I’ll be planting that later.

    13/06/2015 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Emma

    Mostly weeding but also enjoying the lilac and jasmine and waiting for the sweet peas to flower.

    13/06/2015 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Darlene

    Just looking around trying to figure out what to put in some bare areas in the garden.

    13/06/2015 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey Beckford

    I need to do a bit of general tidying up!

    13/06/2015 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Alison Cameron

    planting out the flower seedlings and putting in veggie seeds

    13/06/2015 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Tamsin Dean

    just general cleaning it up a bit and trimming plants back a bit

    13/06/2015 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply isis1981uk

    We’ve planted some runner beans for my son & bought the kids a playhouse but that’s it!

    13/06/2015 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply barbara madden

    Have been cutting back the Hellebores ,which i have to be very careful has the leaves make my skin itch don’t know if its me or the plant that affects me, but they are such a lovely plant I love them

    13/06/2015 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Helen Rogers Maddock

    Im doing weeding and planting up my hanging baskets

    13/06/2015 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply alisa moore

    planting herb seeds

    13/06/2015 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply jo liddement

    I am growing lots of flowers that I can cut and bring indoors and have just created my third bed in the garden so am enjoying buying plants and taking cuttings from friends plants

    13/06/2015 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Eleanor Powell

    just trying to keep it looking pretty, we have a wildlife pond and lots of frogs

    13/06/2015 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply omgitslani

    I am just starting a tidy up for the summer

    13/06/2015 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply chirag P

    just admiring it and enjoying the summer

    13/06/2015 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Rick Carr

    sorting out the borders and rockery

    13/06/2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Charlotte Hoskins

    Filling lots of pots with roses and sunflowers 🙂

    13/06/2015 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply fionajk42

    I got my son and 2 of his friends to dig up our front lawn, which had more dandelions, moss and other weeds than grass. They dug up the old lawn, forked it over and sowed grass seed. Several weeks later it now looks amazing, and all it cost me was the price of a bag of seed and a few beers!

    13/06/2015 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Wendy Smith

    Mowing, weeding and planting as well as spending as much time as possible in my greenhouse

    13/06/2015 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Martina Alban

    I am growing my own vegetables and herbs for the first time and loving it

    13/06/2015 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Debbie Preston

    Reading and relaxing as my other half does the gardening!

    13/06/2015 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Angela Muir

    Not as much as I should be, just getting my son to mow the grass.

    13/06/2015 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Irene Murdoch

    Cutting the grass and sowing some wild flowers

    13/06/2015 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Francesca Tuck

    I’m trying to keep my herb garden alive.

    13/06/2015 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Michelle Kemp

    Pretty much on top of my garden so I’m going to enjoy a coffee and read my book in the sunshine

    13/06/2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Marie B

    Just planted some lovely colourful flowers including geraniums to bringhten up a drab corner of the garden. Also checking the raspberry bush – looking forward to some tasty home grown fruit. Yum!

    13/06/2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply liz ferguson

    I am waiting (impatiently) for my bulbs to start flowering – I’m trying my hand at Dhalias and Orchids this year. Have also just transplanted out my my veg plants.

    13/06/2015 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply sara

    Weeding and planting flowers in hanging baskets

    13/06/2015 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Rachael Jess

    We have just moved house so we’re going through a complete upcycle movement in our garden at the moment

    13/06/2015 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Reg Vandra

    Getting ready for all those summer BBQs

    13/06/2015 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Gill Mitchell

    I have just bought and planted some new shrubs. Found them in the bargain area of the garden centre and can’t wait to watch them get bigger 😀

    13/06/2015 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Denise Seddon

    I am just about to start and prepare the lawn for the summer with some weed and feed which it needs desperately.

    13/06/2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Maria P

    painting the shed 🙂

    13/06/2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply claire little

    I have really bad weeds in my grass so trying to get all them out, then landscape it as it’s just plain and I want it to be a proper garden

    13/06/2015 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Mia Clarek

    weeding

    13/06/2015 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply sharonmcl

    weeding

    13/06/2015 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Denise Wilden

    Putting up new fences and then laying a new lawn

    13/06/2015 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Angela Williams

    growing strawberries, red onions, runner beans, potatoes and tomatoes in the green house

    13/06/2015 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Monika S

    getting frustrated with the algae in the pond

    13/06/2015 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply karen Howden

    we are in the process of paving over the garden, the dogs have churned it up and the chickens have scratched what the dogs havent

    13/06/2015 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Natalie Crossan

    Planting flowers and weeding mostly!

    13/06/2015 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Susan Hoggett

    weeding

    13/06/2015 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Helen Garner

    My husband has done a wonderful job with our garden so I can just sit in it with the children and enjoy all the flowers that are blooming.

    13/06/2015 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Nicola Holland

    Nuturing our strawberry and raspberry plants

    13/06/2015 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply superluckydi

    Lots of weeding and watering! And retrieving footballs from hedges.

    13/06/2015 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Joanna Sawka

    at the moment tidying it up and making it ready for BBQs

    13/06/2015 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Beth Bowdler

    Clearing a lot of vegetation to make the garden look bigger

    13/06/2015 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply GEORGE WILLIAMSON

    Weeding esp. if l can get daughters and sons-in-law involved

    13/06/2015 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply kelandab22

    Trying to grow a few veggies

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

    13/06/2015 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Cerys John

    Weeding and planting veg 🙂

    14/06/2015 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply sheebasima28

    Trying to grow herbs

    14/06/2015 at 9:12 pm
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