It’s only been in the last year or so where I’ve actually started taking an interest in the garden; I think it’s because Oli’s hit the age where he’s truly starting to appreciate the wonders of the outdoors, and for him, the garden is his favourite place to be. I have to admit that I am not green fingered at all and neither is the man, when it comes to cutting the lawn we have to play rock, paper & scissors to see who does it. I successfully managed to grow my first cucumber last year but unsuccessfully forgot about it, and it was lost to the garden. Funnily the same has happened this year to everything else I tried growing, though my strawberries seem to withstand both my mistreatment and the weather and are thriving.
Furniture Village invited us to share what we love most about our gardens in their great garden moments competition. Now I know I said I’m not a big fan of gardening, but when it comes to owning a garden, it’s a must for my family and me. We’ve moved a couple of times in the last couple of years, and each time the first thing I’ve been interested in is the garden. I picked the house we’re currently in because of the size of the garden, so I’ve ended up with a house I’m not a big fan of but a garden I adore. Just wish we had some nice weather so we can appreciate it more – my BBQ and swimming pool is itching to come out to play.
Here’s a glimpse of some of my great garden moments from the last year, from watching Oli play in the pool, growing our cucumber to exploring our new gardens. I love watching Oli run around and playing in our garden, only yesterday I was watching him, and his daddy plays football together. This fills me with so many smiles, and I’m thankful our garden allows them to spend that time together bonding over a ball.
Though this has to be my favourite garden moment, the first time Oli picked up a watering can and took to watering the flowers. His daddy & I may not be green fingered, but it seems our son has developed his at an early age.