Thursday, 12 March 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow? Week 10

This post really should be titled How Does Your Garden Change?

We have seen our garden gradually change over the last couple of weeks. There have been so many changes. Plans and ideas that we have spoken about all winter are becoming a reality. It is lovely to see everything come together.

The path and fruit cage is not the only area that we are changing. We are also creating a wildlife area in the vegetable patch. Thanks to Dobies we now have a lovely Ladybird Tower. Ladybirds are important to have in the garden as they will make a meal out of any unwanted aphids. This home will not only be a haven for the ladybirds during the summer but will also give them a place to escape the cold over winter. This is just the first feature of our new wildlife garden. We are planning to create a bug hotel with scrap bits of wood drilled with holes for the bugs to use. We have found that our garden attracts a lot of bumble bees and butterflies during the summer and with our wildlife garden we are hoping to attract even more and do our bit for wildlife.

Here is how our garden has changed over the week...















The first flower casualty of the year!
The twins picked it for meand said "look, pretty flower for mummy!"
which was lovely but we have tried to explain that they are to make
the garden look pretty so we will see how many more remain intact!

As always I am sharing with the lovely Annie from Mammasaurus - Happy Birthday lovely lady! x

How Does Your Garden Grow

Disclosure: I was sent the Ladybird Tower for our garden. No payment was received. All views and opinions are my own and 100% honest.

6 comments:

  1. We spent our winter planning the garden too and are just getting to start putting our plans into action. Popped over from "How Does Your Garden Grow? linky. "

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  2. I love the idea of the ladybird tower. They do such good work in the garden and all free and natural!

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  3. I want to make our garden more buggly-friendly this year so I'll check out Dobies :)
    Such big changes in your garden - you really are great at planning and making things happen - I am more of a daydreamer who never seems to follow through on my plans! That picked daff head reminds me of the summer that Kitty took to grandmas garden and beheaded every bloom in sight! ARGH!
    Thanks for joining in again pickle and for the birthday wishes! *kissy*

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  4. Love this time of year when plans can finally come into fruition. And ooops to the daffodil! :)

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  5. ... and soon to be "attacked" by puppy twins :)

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  6. i love your little ladybird hotel! what a great idea!

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