Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gardening Is Good For The Soul




These days, it's not often I get time to do whatever I want...Apart from the weekends which seem to fly by!
However, this afternoon I took a trip to our local garden centre. I always absolutely love going to garden centres although I don't consider myself much of a gardener at the moment (I'm hoping to develop this, definitely over the next few years at least!) Our garden at the moment has so much potential being just under an acre , although we don't do much with it. I've convinced my dad to sort out the little patch we have under our living room window which was full of overgrown weeds! It's definitely a nice project for both of us to do together.

I've also been wanting to plant some lavender outside, in hope that when I get a house of my own, I can take these with me to form a border around the garden! We'll have to see about that....All depending on how well they grow!

I had been eyeing up this lavender plant for quite a while, and it has the most amazing, strong fragrance. I hope to take the flowers off soon, if you do so, they might flower again this summer. I'd like to dry the flowers or get some oil out of them! I'll let you know of my progress.

Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely (and hopefully sunny) week.




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  1. I love gardening, it's so nice to do in the sunshine too! The lavender plants look so pretty, we used to have some and their smell was gorgeous!

    Lou xx 
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thank you! They smell so amazing at the moment too :)
      x x x

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  2. I find gardening quite relaxing! Plus it gives you a tan!

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    1. Unfortunately I don't tan! I just burn...! But gardening is definitely relaxing - and super rewarding!
      x x x

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  3. I'm loving the weather at the moment- definitely gardening friendly weather ;) x

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    1. Definitely is! Lets hope it lasts a while!
      x x x

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  4. This makes me long for a garden! And for lavender...I just saw a recipe for lavender chicken which looks delicious (by Rachel Khoo: it's on Youtube if you're interested). Following your beautiful blog now.

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    1. The lavender chicken sounds delicious!
      Thank you for following lovely!
      x x x

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  5. I wish I had a little garden of my own too! But I guess I should start with actually planting something in pots on our balcony :) haha

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    1. Definitely, go for it!
      Try and use the space you have to the max :)
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  6. i've never tried gardening before, but it sure looks fun! i like lavender! :)

    <3, Mimi
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    1. Lavender is fairly easy to grow, you should try :)
      Plus they smell lovely
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  7. That's really cute, I wish I had room for a garden. If we did my mom and grandma would be planting 24/7 haha. Your garden looks great!

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