This week is National Gardening Week, and the focus of this year's week is to "Help New Gardener's to Grow" so as I've been collecting lots of gardening inspiration lately, what better time to share it than now? So as well as the inspiration, I'm also sharing my gardening to do list - as there's always something more to do, just like anything else. And if all that sounds like too much work, just scroll to the bottom of this post where I'm sharing nine recent photos from my garden.
From around the Inter-web
- Top ten gardening jobs for April, with advice from the RHS
- 10 ways to bring your interior style into your garden, Houzz
- Grow sunflowers from seed, Gardeners' World
- A beginners guide to adding trees to your garden, Houzz
- A beginners guide to green roofs, Houzz
- Right plant, right place - an invaluable guide to choosing plants, Crocus
- Planting herbs in containers, National Gardening Week
- Take the quiz and find out Which National Flower Are You?, Into The Wild blog - I was a Black Orchid
- Watch Monty Don create a wildlife garden, Gardeners' World
My gardening to do list
- Clean the greenhouse - tick - we did that on Sunday.
- Plant on those giant fuchsias - tick - they're snug in the clean greenhouse.
- Sit in the garden and enjoy just looking at it - tick - another one from Sunday, let's hope the lovely weather returns soon.
- Start sowing some seeds: tomatoes, sunflowers, chillies, beans, herbs and some flowers too.
- Wait (impatiently) for my potatoes and onions to arrive.
- Continue to collect toilet rolls to sow sweet peas in.
- Source a small-ish pallet for my latest craft project idea.
- Mark out where the gabion seating wall will go, and how many we'll need.
- Take more of our leaf mulch over to the allotment.
9 recent photos from my garden
As my lists so far have been nine strong, and we're about due some photos. Here's nine recent photos from my garden:
And whatever you do for National Gardening Week, have fun! Let me know what you get up to in the comments.