Sunshine and Showers, Bring on the Flowers

This month I am joining forces with the #30DaysWild campaign connecting with nature and learning about the wonderful world in which we live.

The weather has been a right mixture of sunshine and showers this week hasn't it?! This has led us to go into the garden only when it has been sunny. We've managed to get a few things done in it such as install a new washing line, mow the lawn, tend to the Roses and cut back plants all things that add up to keeping the garden in some order. However, like all things once you start you soon think up other things to do in it.

Our Garden

We need a new BBQ for sure cooking on an old bird bath is just not right is it?! Then there’s the fences that should be removed being careful that when we do move them to watch out for wildlife that may have taken to calling the area home. I’d also like to remove the slabs leading down the garden and replace those with either lawn or stepping stones. Hubby says it’s too big a job for him to do though.  Then having seen a number of gorgeous playhouses recently while reading people’s blogs I've been inspired to get one for our Daughter.

Our Little Gardener

Talking of my Daughter as you can see from the photo above she likes to get involved in the gardening too. Daddy took her shopping recently and she selected Sunflowers to plant in the garden. They started planting it up this week and the pot is currently residing in our kitchen window. Time is ticking to get them growing and into the garden as Sunflower season is coming to an end. We've still got a bit of the month left to play so we shall see what happens.

Bringing the Sunshine Indoors

Meanwhile I saw a lovely idea in June’s Mother&Baby magazine on butterflies. I adore these beautiful critters and think of them as being a sign of peace similar to the dove. I showed hubby and the next thing we were searching for pots to host our own butterfly cafe. Why stop at one though when you can have three?! So three little cafes sit in wait for beautiful butterflies to arrive and feed off the fruit we've put out for them.

Making our Butterfly Cafes

What have you and the little ones been up to in the garden?

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Comments

  1. Ah, we've been growing tomatoes and strawberries so far. Also tried a sunflower, but it was devoured by slugs. The growing conditions this year seem perfect; everything in the garden is growing with amazing speed. Love the idea of a bird bath barbecue! #ShareWithMe

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    1. Those are great to plant. My daughter loves eating strawberries. We seem to have been invaded by snails here. So I can truly understand you not being happy about slugs.

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  2. We are thrilled as the bulbs the little boys planted a couple of months ago are all blooming now - they are so excited! Thanks for linking to #sharewithme - do join in again!

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    1. Ah brilliant. You never know with these things do you.

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  3. Oh how fun that she got to go shopping for her seeds! My six year old planted a sunflower seed at school. He has the plant brought home & we planted it outside. I'm hoping it grows big enough to flower but the bunnies took a bite out of it. Now I have a cage around it. They are high maintenance! lol Thanks so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK x

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    1. Sounds like your rabbits are as naughty as Peter and Benjamin.

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  4. My garden is overgrown and need some serious attention but right now I'm just too busy to face it. You're doing great!

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    1. Your garden sounds like a great place for wildlife though.

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  5. Aaaah a butterfly cafe??!! I LOVE this idea!!! How gorgeous. We always get lots of butterflies on the Buddleia each year but a butterfly cafe sounds wonderful! :) Thanks so much for linking up Helena! Caro #HomeEtc

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    1. You're welcome. I love butterflies to me they are similar to the sign of peace offered by the dove.

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  6. Yes bring on the summer and flowers! My Hubby is currently outside pottering in the garden, it has been a lovely evening here! Thanks for sharing. Jess xx #HomeEtc

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    1. Great to hear that you've had some lovely evenings spent outside.

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  7. We've been sending lots of time in the garden, lots of flowers in bloom now. I love the idea of the butterfly garden, how lovely! Thanks for linking up and sorry for the late comment #bestandworst

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    1. The weather seems to be changing for the better so I understand.

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