I learnt a thing or two this week about gardening.
My mum was down for a visit and we spent a while just pootling around the garden, chatting about random nonsense. She was very helpful with deadheading flowers, already seeing some regrowth, yay!
I almost had a fit when she told me I’d have to cut back all the jasmine, seems so so wrong.
Unfortunately she’s just as clueless as me when it comes to knowing what plants are!
I have no idea what these are, but the leaves are awesome. And I adore the colour of those petals.
She did give me a few tips on the flowers which are going to seed, such as these violas. I do think my rather slap dash approach to gardening bemused her.
I made the not so difficult decision to cut down the Borage, not only was it giving me an itchy rash every time I passed it, but the beast was growing to crazy sizes, the main stem was thicker than my wrist!
So although I adore the flowers, it was just too gah for my liking. If know of a similar plant please let me know, thank you!
On the upside, get rid of the borage has opened up space for the wild flowers, which are blooming lovely!
Whilst shifting tubs about I uncovered these two beasts.
Gross but amazing.
I find it hilarious that hubs gets freaked out by them!
Between deadheading, sprinkling seeds and whatnot I decided to paint the shelving doodah we made a few weeks ago, as much as the plain ol’ wood looked, I wanted some colour.
Having seen a photo on Lucy's Instagram feed of some pots I was inspired to paint some flowers.
Do you like my mug? It’s my gardening mug, it bounces and is mostly non breakable, unlike my Cath Kidson mug, which we wont talk about ever again.
Our gardening week has ended on a high, Tomi Ahta finally grew and got plucked!
The rest of the tomato crop are growing wonderfully, but I couldn’t help but laugh at these, sorry!