How does your garden grow?

I’m loving the Mammasaurus linky How Does Your Garden Grow, sunny scenes and blooms just make me happy! I dream of a garden, but instead have a yarden, a container garden, which we love to potter in, I sit out most days with a cuppa and just watch birds to and fro, bees busily buzzing and the odd ant army trooping about. So what do I know about container gardening? Well not a lot, but we’re learning, we’ve learned that when we get plants from friend’s and family’s gardens the soil needs to be changed as they tend not to fayre well in garden soil out of the garden! We’ve learned that we like sedums, hardy and satisfyingly sturdy, and that there’s nothing like getting together with the flat owner upstairs, building a wall with a cider one summer evening and filling it with climbers and spending subsequent evenings encouraging their trails through the trellis! Painting the external wall adds light, and when it flakes you get a bit antsy but then it takes on a rustic charm, mismatching pots work, and small children like lots and lots of windmills!


Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?

A very special room

My favourite room is Joss’ nursery, it’s exactly as I hoped it would be and perfect for a little girl who loves to look around and takes an active interest in the world around her.  I thought I’d share some snapshots as I so love looking at other blogger’s rooms!  The moody lighting is courtesy of our Gro-anywhere Blind, derigeur in all young children’s rooms at this time of year! 


Here goes, this is the felt mobile I made whilst she was a newborn:



Farm bunting by the brilliant Bill Quay Fabric Workshop which I urge you to visit!



Toy and soft furnishing corner, we love owls!



A shelf for hanging teeny tiny baby clothes, we won the Joss Daisy train on a twitter competition and the lovely green wreath featured heavily in our wedding colour scheme and now lives in Joss’ room!



And finally, lots and lots of pictures, here’s just a small selection, we’re a family that likes to have busy walls!


And finally, and brighter, the view from Jossy’s window, our lovely container garden, or yarden!


Cuddledry Super Bloggers

I’ll be back over the weekend with more information, but I’m delighted to be joining a prolific group of other Cuddledry Super Bloggers!  We’re huge Cuddledry fans, their infamous apron towel started it all off for us and we’re about to move into toddler sized towels soon, you can see the profiles of other fans here in the meantime!