My Little Green Fingered Babies

For many the idea of having your own garden is a dream. We are one of the lucky families that have their own and over the last few months we've been lucky to experience the fruits of our labours or should I say the girls have in particular.

My Little Green Fingered Babies


There's been strawberries and raspberries bursting forth and these have gone unnoticed by little hands who will even accidentally pick them raw! Yes the birds in the area do not stand a chance with my little green fingered babies who are constantly hungry and love the sweet fruit treats we grow in our garden.


Alongside these are a few vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and runner beans which are added to the cooking pot when they are ready and we remember we have them growing in the garden. I feel it is so important that the children learn where their food comes from and that it doesn't grow on the shelves of supermarkets.


Our shed is full with tools for the garden and is adorned with these terracotta beauties I picked up from an auction. I'm sure you'll agree these make the shed look a lot prettier.


Most recently we added a sandpit to the garden using an under storage bed container. You can see the product in the photo above under our sofa. The girls have been having fun playing with the tools to make their own sandcastles. Watching the eldest now delight in sand when previously she wasn't sure of the texture and the youngest who likes to try and eat her environment brings about joy and a challenge. I really do need multiple sets of eyes sometimes.


Of course the most prettiest part of our garden though is our rose bed with its different shades of pink and the tree at the bottom of the garden that allows for birds to nest in it should they wish.

Our garden may be small but it sure does pack a lot in don't you think?

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  1. As from my blog I love my garden and gardening and my boys are so into nature and flowers it makes me so happy. Your garden is there anything better than stealing strawberries #bloggerclubuk

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    1. It's lovely to read that your garden makes you and yours happy. I'm sure the garden is a great place for education.

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  2. How lovely, our garden is quite small, but I love seeing all the flowers coming out now. We made a bug hotel a year ago which was a lot of fun. Its so good to get the kids involved. Mine help their grandparents to grow fruit, they love picking beans and raspberries. I think I might steal your sandpit idea, so easy, I had never though of that, thanks for sharing xx #fortheloveofBLOG

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    1. Flowers sure are beautiful. I'd love to make a bug hotel. Are they easy to create? I think it's great to help wildlife where we can and educate ourselves and our children.

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  3. Your garden is lovely! Ours backs onto the church and is just basically a field with a shed in it.

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    1. Back again from #sharingthebloglove

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    2. Thank you. I don't think I could live next to a graveyard.

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  4. Growing your own fruit and veg is so rewarding, well done the girls, strawberries and raspberries wouldn't stand a chance here, they would be picked green to get ahead of siblings! #BloggerclubUK

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    1. Blimey they like them so much too hey.

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    2. Popping back from #CountryKids, love the sandpit addition too, we are in the process of building a giant one here.

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    3. Ah that's fantastic. The children will love that.

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  5. I think you have done amazingly well. I always have good intentions but am not a natural gardener and would prefer someone else to come and do it if I am completely honest. Great for children and I fondly remember being given my own patch in my childhood garden.

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    1. Thank you. I think they are taking after their father and his grandfather. I think I'm more suited to injecting the creative artistic pieces.

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  6. Lovely photos! The garden looks brilliant. My girls love growing plants too- and its extra rewarding when you can eat them as well! #FamilyFunLinky

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    1. Thank you. Lovely to read both our girls enjoy growing plants and eating fruit.

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  7. We love our garden too - Max is really interested in how food grows and loves looking after the plants too. Last year we grew beetroot and potatoes, and the look on his face as we pulled them from the ground was amazing! Sadly our veg growing has taken a back seat this year, but next year I'm hoping to get back on it (although our raised bed is going to need a good spot of weeding first!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    1. It's great that you have a garden too and your children are learning how beneficial it is

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  8. We also have a small garden but I don't think it's any excuse for not getting green fingers there's a lot you can do in a small space as the above shows! Enjoy the summer and thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xx

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    1. Very true everyone can benefit from a garden big or small - even just a window box.

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  9. Gardening is such a great family activity - fun and educational. Looks fab! #PoCoLo

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  10. Looks great for a small garden. We have a small garden to and a back yard but we also try and make the most of it with planting flowers and putting little plastic animal decorations #CountryKids

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    1. Thank you. I love flowers the look and smell of them is wonderful.

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  11. Wow you have done so well at growing your own fruit and veg. We only have courgettes ready at the moment. Also have some tomato plants in the greenhouse but no tomatoes on them yet! #CountryKids

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    1. My hubby and his grandfather must take the credit for that. Not tried courgettes are they easy to grow? Good luck with the tomatoes

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  12. What a lovely garden. The sand pit is one of our favourite play things too #countrykids

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    1. Thank you. Do you have a temporary place to house it in?

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  13. Oooo I am envious how lovely to have a garden and be able to throw the kids there haha X #pocolo

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  14. What an excellent garden. Getting the little ones involved in growing their own fruit and beg is so so good for them and they love it to boot. I am not brave enough to have a sandpit in the garden so good on you. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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  15. Ahh! How lovely. You have a wonderful garden. We just have a concrete back yard. I would love to grow things properly! I'm sure my girls would too.
    #MMBC

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  16. Such a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofblog

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  17. We've been lucky to always have a garden and whilst I am not really a gardener I try to show my girls what I can. We are growing sunflowers this year! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  18. I can't tell you how much I would like to grow my own veggies. I genuinely have not got a clue and don't know where to start with a raised border!! Lovely photos and a beautiful garden. #countrykids

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  19. Looks like you have a lovely little garden. Must be so nice to be able to grow your own food.
    #countrykids

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  20. We have a lovely big garden, it seems it's going to take forever to get it how we want it. I hope when it's all nice and pretty, my girls will grow fruit too. #countrykids

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  21. Growing your own is such a great thing to do, a lot of fun too :) #countrykids

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  22. The roses look great - and agree it's so important for little ones to know where food comes from. Sounds like they're pretty clued up too - thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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