Side of house revamp

Apologies for not posting in over a year but I have taken lots of photos of the garden throughout the year to make up for it. I’m mainly using this blog to keep a diary of how the garden has changed throughout the years. Right, back to the side of the house revamp then. At first I thought it would be best to plant veg in raised beds down the side of the house, but finally I decided to have the wheelie bins screened off and plant low maintenance flowers. Below is how the side of the house looked to … Continue reading Side of house revamp

How to make a new border

I had been looking on Pinterest for a few ideas for the top end of the garden as it was looking a bit plain and I wanted to add more interest to it.  I never have a fixed idea in my head about how I want the garden to look so I’ve had to change things as I go along, which isn’t the best way to do things.  The main theme has always been a pretty country garden with planting that includes roses, delphiniums and foxgloves. I also had certain things that I wanted to include in the garden such … Continue reading How to make a new border

Wolds Way Lavender Visit

Before I take you with me on our trip to Wolds Way Lavender, first of all I would like to thank Wolds Way Lavender for granting me permission to take photos to feature in my blog. All photos on this post were taken on our visit to Wolds Way Lavender – http://www.woldswaylavender.co.uk on 30th August 2016. When my friend and I first arrived we were given a map and asked if we had visited before then we booked the train ride, which cost £2 per person. Admission and parking at Wolds Way Lavender are free. We took 5 children with us … Continue reading Wolds Way Lavender Visit

About Gemsjardin

Hello and welcome to my blog. I’ve always been a keen gardener and this must be in my genes as my parents are both gardeners too, so I’ve caught the gardening bug from them. It is my love of gardening and wanting to put something back into the world that has inspired me to start this blog and to see what happens. Hopefully it will help to inspire others too. More about me I grew up on a small holding and spent most of my childhood there looking after the animals, collecting fruit for my grandma to sell, helping to … Continue reading About Gemsjardin