Spring update – you just can’t turn your back.

spring flowersSpring has truly sprung. The garden is full of colour, the birds are singing and every time you turn around something new has sprouted or flowered.

It’s is the most amazing time of year and it’s impossible to not feel happy in this environment.

Our border along the fence is now an absolute feast for the eyes with splashes of colour and different shapes and sizes of plants filling it out. The best yet is that there is still more to come as most of the bulbs we planted won’t come up until July or August so there will be another boost of colour them too.


There are two batches of flowers in the border that I absolutely love because they just catch your eye from anywhere in the garden. The first ones are the little red flowers you can see, they are just so striking and the second ones are the variegated ones with the yellow and purple petals.

Every time I look at the flowers either in our garden or in other folk’s gardens I just can’t believe the patterns and colours there are. Sometimes I feel like someone has painted them. They are just too amazing and intricate and it wows me that there little flowers are just like that with no interference from humans.

Nature rocks!

nature rocks

We also have the most fantastic addition to the garden this year; we’ve sparkled up the beer garden a bit with an amazing new flower bed and baskets around the picnic bench. Lots of colour and pretties for us to look at and of course lots of bee friendly flowers to help our little friends.

The little bunches of purple flowers in the flower bed will spread and cascade out the front of the bed. I can’t wait.




I have to say it; this is probably the best beer garden in the world. ;0)

back bed

It’s important though that we don’t forget that the garden is more than just a gloriously eye catching colour pallet. Our veggies have joined in the spring party and although we are around a month behind on last year, things are looking green.

I’ve just had to add the first layer of soil over the tatties as they had begun sprouting and in the beds, the beetroot and carrots are just starting to poke through.

The sprouts and broccoli are monsters; I’m quite excited about the sprouts!

I’m looking forward to our own sprouts from the garden as I’m a bit of a sprouts fan. Mmmm sprouts.









I think all in all we can say that spring is definitely here and the garden is just bursting with life.

potatoes and veg

Next weekend is a back holiday weekend so we’re already hoping for some decent weather so that we can enjoy our beer garden and take advantage of all the hard work we’ve done.

After all, the point of it is so that we can enjoy our outdoor environment.

With any luck we’ll be roasting bratwurst on the BBQ and drinking some nice craft beer while we talk about how pretty things are.

Ah such a hard life.








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We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies and cooking.

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We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies and cooking.