20 May 2014

our very own garden

Well, now we own our own actual piece of land, it's very exciting to start planting stuff and and be able to watch it grow! Our garden already had a few shrubs but not much interesting things, just some hydrangea bushes and a few roses (oh and a huge peony I discovered underneath a massive bush!). But, we have discovered a big plum tree along with two apple trees at the bottom of the garden (I didn't realise one was a plum tree until our neighbour mentioned the abundance of juicy plums that the previous owner wouldn't pick and didn't let them pick them either). There are some smaller trees that look recently planted and to that patch we planted a peach tree, which already has little fuzzy baby peaches on!
I have been working on the lawn, sewing grass seeds and mowing to get it nice and even. And I have planted fox gloves and lupins and aquilegia which are all my faves (and are rabbit proof) and a wisteria at the front.



this little raised bed I made is doing well and in the middle is a mimosa which I hope will grow to a good height.

the nemesia smell like vanilla ice cream and those smaller white flower ( I forgot the name) smell like honey.






I'm trying to keep a nice patch of daisies on our lawn, it seems a shame to mow over them.

and this iris popped out of nowhere in the side alley...

The garden is very long and sunny. I sit in it with my cup of tea watching our littleun, and I simply can't believe we have actually achieved this, I could almost cry!



24 comments:

  1. beautiful! I always come to your blog and it lifts me up. For years now! :-) Always looking forward to your new posts! Yesterday I went back and had a look over all your wedding making and dress making again, I loved those posts and the garden shed too and remember reading them and feeling inspired! Love how creative you are with your photography (im a photographer myself so picked up on that !) :-) Now having your little one bring you tea when your in your shed is the cutest thing ever! I'v just bought my first place too and I really want to head to some markets for some furniture although not sure where to go need to look it up! Welldone to both of you, what a lovely journey! XX

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  2. Beautiful! I think the small white flowers are Sweet Alice xx

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  3. I am so jealous, but in a good way of course - dreaming of a garden of my own one day! Thank you Artemis, your blog always cheers me up, I have been reading for years although never commented. Your blog became a favourite I keep coming back too after I stopped reading almost all other blogs.

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  4. The little white flowers are Alyssum. What a beautiful spot you've created. I've been trying to tame my wild garden and am thrilled to have flowering foxgloves!
    x Charlotte

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  5. so wonderful. i am weeping from my top floor flat with no garden as I look at these!

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  6. Wonderful photos!

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  7. I would love to see the fuzzy peach babies!

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  8. I love the little daisies growing in the lawn. It reminds me of the lawn in the place I lived when I lived in Ireland.
    I have fox gloves and lupines growing in my garden too! :)
    It so wonderful to have your own garden, I love my garden, where I am is on a ridge surrounded by national park bush land
    I'm often sitting out there with a cup of tea soaking up the views.

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  9. As always, your home is so magical! I can't wait until we are able to own a little "piece of land" and plant a garden.

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  10. This sounds and looks so so lovely! I've always wanted to have a fruit tree in my garden - at my parents house all we had was a sour apple tree whose apples were rarely good enough for anything but the birds!

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  11. It all looks beautiful! Sounds like your neighbours will be wanting some plums ;-)

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  12. Just like your house - gorgeous. I love the vintage watering can and buckets, fingers crossed for a good summer.

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  13. I have a tiny cottage garden and love aquilegia and foxgloves too. Foxgloves were one of my wedding flowers but only in the church because of their poisonous flowers. I think you would love delphiniums and night-scented stock too. When my daughter was little she had her own patch of garden and grew nasturtiums and radishes. Hope you all have a lovely summer in your new garden.

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  14. Please do not be like the previous owners – pick the plums, make plum tarts and jam and whatnot, and give half of it to your neighbour! The blessings of a fruit tree go a long way ;) Can't wait to see more garden related posts!

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    1. No I'm just going to watch all those plum rot on the tree! ; )

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  15. Really love your home, I can't wait to have my own place and garden! I always love seeing what your up to..x

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  16. so lovely. nothing like a nice new garden, dirty fingers, and high hopes!

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  17. It's great having an outdoor space isn't it, I feel so lucky to have my own little patch, beautiful blooms there :) x

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  18. ...and the very very best is your garden- baby.

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  19. Gardening feeds the soul doesn't it :o) Mine is a JUNGLE at the moment; an overgrown cherry blossom tree, a lilac tree that is bent over and roses galore! And that is just the front garden... just takes a bit of time doesn't it :o) Love the watering can, I found one just like yours in the old shed left by the previous owners and can't wait to use it. Jenna, islandbluebird.com

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  20. I have some good empty metal pots...do you drill them, or line them or anything? Love your garden :)

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    1. yes drill holes in the bottom and fill with gravel and broken pots for drainage (like with any planter).

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  21. Oh how lovely, I love all your flowers. My front garden is an overgrown mess at the moment, thanks to all the rain, and my back garden is just concrete (and so small you couldn't swing a cat ... not that I would, he wouldn't like that much). Do you have to tend them all much, other than watering that is? I have a terrible memory and forget to feed myself on occasion, much less the plants!

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