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Thursday, 13 August 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow?



Over the last few weeks we have been on lots of cool adventures. Sometimes the simple things in life can be great fun too. 

Once a week we have been visiting my Mum and Dad. It is always a fun day for the children visiting Grandma and Grandad. 

A typical day out would start with walking over a mile to the train station. A 10 minute train ride. Then a 2 mile walk/run to Gran's house. 

We always take Mollie the puppy along with us too, she doesn't like missing out!

It ends up being about a 6-7 mile round trip, running and walking. It get my exercise in for the day, that's for sure!


 The children love to play games with Grandad. Mollie sleeps and I love to take lots of pictures in their garden.

They have lots of flowers, fruit and vegetables growing. With two big apple trees in the middle of the lawn. One tree with eating apples and one with cooking apples. Yummy..

Every year there are enough to go round the whole family. It will soon be apple pie time again!


There are plenty of Bees around spreading their pollen. They never seem to have a Bee shortage on their garden. Every year one of us jumps out of our skin, when a Bee lands on us!! We never harm them though!


Green Beans anyone?


Another favourite are the Butterfly's. Tough to get a photo of, that's for sure.


Rhubarb looks nearly ready.


A lovely pink rose.


Plums looking a bit green yet.




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  1. Your garden looks like it is full of yummy things

    Mollyxxx

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  2. Your parents have a beautiful garden! Wish our yard was like that :) We have less flowers and less butterflies this year, but we do not have a shortage of bees either ;o

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    1. Thank you Annie, I wish I had lots of veg and flowers in my garden ..

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  3. Such a handsome bee and beautiful butterfly! Lovely photos! Have a grand weekend!

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  4. Linking up for little things thursday.
    http://cabralfamilyblog.blogspot.com/

    I am a sucker for butterflies. What an incredibly beautiful picture. I wish I had lots of flowers and veg in my garden-- soon I hope in the next few months we are buying a house.

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  5. Love those butterflies, and wowsers lots of plums! #hdygg

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  6. I'm waiting for my plums to turn purple. I have that many that the branches have broke!

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    1. Thanks, whoo I know what you mean, my mums did that last year ..

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  7. The bees and butterflies are clearly delighted with the buddlejas! looks like you'll be feasting on apples and plums soon.

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    1. Thanks Kriss, I am looking for some recipes :)

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  8. How lovely to be able to visit. Sounds a productive garden. I'm looking forward to apple pies too. #hdygg

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  9. Ah so nice to be out enjoying the summer like that! How is the puppy getting on? Ozzy is desperate for a dog, there's talk of him asking Father Christmas for one - but daddy says no.Such a toughie as I'd love dog come on walks with me!

    Loving the butterfly photo especially - carry on enjoying the hols!

    Thanks for joining in again x

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    1. Aww thank you Annie :) Mollie is doing great. She does take up so much of my time though. My ironing pile is up to the ceiling now, lol. Thanks for hosting x

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  10. Thanks for the lovely tour of your garden. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  11. Such a lovely garden. Love the butterfly shot, you captured it perfectly

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    1. Aww, thank you for the lovely comment Amanda :)

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  12. Getting out and about for an adventure is such a balm to the soul!

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  13. love that you can take the dog on the train and with you all to your parents, their garden is lovely, nice picture of the butterfly

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  14. What lovely late summer pictures - I am jealous you have plums - we have none for the second year in a row but I have found a few damsons. #HDYGG

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  15. Beautiful shots, Claire. At the end of Winter, we are looking forward to some fine weather now, Downunder.
    Many thanks for taking part in the in the Friday Greens meme.

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