Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Roll up your sleeves: Kids Grow Wild challenge

Our garden at the moment is the kingdom of roses. You open the door in the garden, and almost drown in the perfume of the white cascading roses which managed to climb on top of the big plum tree and fall down like a luxurious waterfall of the white petals.

We also have the other varieties of roses, including some yellow, red and salmon pink.

But having a garden requires a great amount of dedication. You really need to work on it daily. Thankfully, my younger son loves our garden as much as I do, and is happily digging along, or running around, watering the plants (even those which don't need it), the path and his shoes.
Eddie was delighted to receive a new gardening starter kit (see the photo below). He already has one, but in his opinion, there's never enough of digging tools. He relishes his time in the garden, and is proud of his own tools collection.
We planted the sunflower seeds recently, and hopefully we'll have some beautiful flowers to admire.

Here is Eddie telling me what he plans to do with the new tools.

Happily digging in his designated area. I do not let him dig in the strawberry patch, as he is over-enthusiastic.

This year we are growing tomatoes, cucumbers and chili peppers in the greenhouse. The grafted cucumber in a pot is doing really well. We check on it daily to see how it grows. We even had a couple of cucumbers to eat. Here is my very proud mini gardener with the first cucumber of the season. And you bet it tasted delicious.

And as we recently discovered, it's not only berries, fruit and veg that are growing in our garden. A silly mummy bird has done a nest on top of the flower pot in the basket on the wall. It is well hidden, and you really need to know where to look. Now Eddie tells everyone who would listen that Mummy bird needs to keep the eggs warm so we should not scare her.

This post is an entry for BritMums' #KidsGrowWild Challenge which is sponsored by Moneysupermarket.
We received a children's gardening kit to take part in this challenge.


  1. Eddie looks like he's having loads of fun, lovely photos. I love all the roses, very pretty.

  2. Gorgeous roses and am sure he will do fine with you as a gardening teacher. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  3. These are so beautiful! Love roses- and I would love to get into the garden more. His little gardening kit is adorable!!

  4. Thank you, ladies! I love all my roses, they are quite old & well established, thanks to the lady who used to live in this house before we bought it. I have planted few as well.